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The Pursuit of Happiness kindle ¸ eBook 9780099439844 Æ ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Pursuit of Happiness By Douglas Kennedy ➩ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Manhattan Thanksgiving Eve 1945 The war was over and Eric Smythe's party was in full swing All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there So too was hiThe big city The Pursuit EpubAnd then in walked a gatecrasher Jack Malone a U S Army journalist just back from a defeated Germany and a man whose world view did not tally with that of Eric and his friends Set amidst the dynam I really enjoyed this book At times it felt a bit light and predictable but it dealt with a very interesting time and place and Sara was a great character Also unlike many books I have read it got better and complex as the story developed I often find that books start well and then fizzle out This book certainly did not follow that pattern I think I will read another book by Kennedy sometime soon

ePub ↠ The Pursuit of Happiness ☆ Douglas Kennedy

Manhattan Thanksgiving Eve The war was over and Eric Smythe's party was in full swing All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there So too was his sister Sara an independent canny young woman starting to make her way in Reading this book I fell in love with Kennedy's writing And bought the rights for his first and only so far Serbian edition Everybody who read the book fell in love as well but as it usually happens when I left the publisher nobody continued to take care of my author His books are big bestsellers in France as well and many of his novels made it to big screenMUST READ One of my most valuable editorial picks

Douglas Kennedy ☆ The Pursuit of Happiness ePub

The Pursuit of HappinessIc optimism of postwar New York and the subseuent nightmare of the McCarthy witch hunts The Pursuit of Happiness is a great tragic love story a tale of divided loyalties decisive moral choices and the random workings of destin Awful preppy girl meets awful smug guy falls in love then spends the rest of the novel reflecting on it over coffee It's an 'epic' so expect awful kids to grow up into awful people too There is a section where the nightmare of Kate's domestic situation is played out as Gothic melodrama in a tiny village under the watchful eye of the mother in law from hell which is fantastic; as is the part exposing the pomposity and callousness of the HUAC After that it's all downhillWe are constantly told how funny the three central characters are but believe me they hide it well My biggest beef though is with Kate she writes one short story one and is compared to Hemingway; people remember it for years she even lands an internationally read column on the back of it If she could only have mustered up the energy to write one or maybe just a poem they would have given her a Pulitzer but she was too busy y'know reflecting profoundly about lifeA literary heavyweight that lacks punch