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Douglas Kennedy's previous novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas.

His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2007 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2009 the inaugural Grand Prix de Figaro. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and New York..

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If you like Douglas Kennedy you might also like to read books by Nicholas Evans, Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating and Patricia Tyrrell.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Douglas Kennedy

The Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy
Reader Reviewed The Heat of Betrayal
Douglas Kennedy
A riveting, powerful exploration of love, guilt, survival and how echoes of the past can clamour and cause confusion in the present. This is a story with a ferocious intensity that asks… just how far would you go in order...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy
Reader Reviewed The Heat of Betrayal
Douglas Kennedy
May 2015 Book of the Month. A riveting, powerful exploration of love, guilt, survival and how echoes of the past can clamour and cause confusion in the present. This is a story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
Five Days
Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy is an amazing writer of complex modern sagas and The Pursuit of Happiness, his masterpiece, should be read by everyone. Five Days charts how a brief encounter pulls apart the carefully constructed life (and lies) that Laura...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Moment by Douglas Kennedy
The Moment
Douglas Kennedy
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 May 2011. Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine - in touch only with his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
Leaving the World by Douglas Kennedy
Leaving the World
Douglas Kennedy
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Douglas Kennedy... The blurb on the back (or is it the front?) of his novels says ‘no one does stylish, damaged women better.’ How true. When I’m in the mood for something...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2010
Leaving the World by Douglas Kennedy
Leaving the World
Douglas Kennedy
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 12 March 2009. Douglas Kennedy's superb new novel deals with themes of fate and how the choices we make play out in our lives. It charts the story of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2009
The Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy
The Woman in the Fifth
Douglas Kennedy
Unlike many of Kennedyâs previous novels this one is narrated by a man. Harry is an American whose past has caught up with him irrevocably and he decides to jump ship to a shadowy, sinister Paris, where nothing is exactly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2007
Temptation by Douglas Kennedy
Temptation
Douglas Kennedy
Hard to say this because all his other novels have been so good, but this one has the edge for me. A wonderful lightness of touch and yet thriller-like suspense, it’s a real page turner that, to women will provide...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2007
State of the Union by Douglas Kennedy
State of the Union
Douglas Kennedy
Beginning in the ‘60s America and continuing right through to the tragedies of 9/11, this is the brilliantly told account of the breakdown of three generations of an all-American family. There’s humour and suspense in equal measure and the climax...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/06/2006
State of the Union by Douglas Kennedy
State of the Union
Douglas Kennedy
Comparison: Francis Cottam, Andrew Klavan, Richard North Patterson. Similar this month: None but try Nicholas Evans or Joanne Harris.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2005
A Special Relationship by Douglas Kennedy
A Special Relationship
Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy’s strength is his uncanny ability to create the most compelling of female characters in his books and here in A Special Relationship, he shows that strength and aptitude to mind blowing affect. The narrator Sally is an American...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/08/2004
The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy
The Pursuit of Happiness
Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy has once again written an incredibly powerful story set just after the second World War in Manhatten with twists and turns on almost every page. Incredibly well drawn characters, particularly the women, linger on long after you’ve finished...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/09/2002

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