Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and it is a weekly feature where bloggers share what they are excited to read next.
Here is my pick:
Here is a summary from Goodreads:
Combining edgy suspense
and the vivid period detail that made The Given Day a smashing success,
award-winning, bestselling author Dennis Lehane delivers a masterful
epic of Prohibition-era America told through the story of a charismatic
young gangster on his rise through the glitz and the violence of the
By 1926, Prohibition has given rise to an endless
network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt
cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston Police
captain, defies his proper upbringing and his father's strict
law-and-order orthodoxy. Graduating from a childhood of petty theft to a
career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the
riches, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.
But life on
the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of
ambition armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns battle for control, no
one-neither family or friends, enemies or lovers-can be trusted. For
men like Joe, beyond the money and power, even the threat of prison, one
fate seems more likely than all others: an early death.
embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that
takes him from the razzle-dazzle of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual
shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live
by Night is a relentless epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal
friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femme fatales,
Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival
and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and
a propulsive saga of revenge, it is also a spellbinding tour de force
of betrayal and redemption, music and murder that brings fully to life a
bygone era when sin was a cause for celebration and vice was a national
This book comes out October 2nd, 2012. It is the sequel to The Given Day and I really enjoyed that historical fiction novel. Happy Reading!