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The Pursuit of Happiness free read í 106 Ptimism 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 desti. Truly outstanding It grabbed my attention from the very first page I highly recommend

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The Pursuit of Happiness free read í 106 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 his sister Sara an independent canny young woman starting to make he. 45 starsBefore reading The Pursuit of Happiness I had almost no idea about the American political landscape of the 1950 s and though I may have heard of McCarthyism I certainly couldn t have said what it was Though this theme was prevalent in Douglas Kennedy s novel I wouldn t describe it as a political novel At its core it was a tragic love story written in a most compelling manner and I was fabulously impressed by this reading experienceThe story opens in 2001 at Kate s mothers funeral Naturally she s not happy on this day but she struck me as a generally unhappy character As a single mother overworked with a strained relationship with her ex husband and her brother she was described as having a real talent for unhappiness So when approached by a mysterious stranger at the funeral it was hardly surprising that Kate was uninterested even angry at what this stranger Sara had to sayThe vast majority of the story was from Sara s perspective and we got to know her and her brother Eric uite intimately Sara s story opened on the night in 1945 when she met Jack the man who was to be the love of her life This was no straight forward love story though as the very next day Jack was shipped out on a nine month stint with the American army Sara was prepared to wait but was eventually forced to accept Jack had other ideas As her life went into freefall Eric stood by and supported her As the story progressed we heard about Sara s life the people she loved and those she loathed We heard about her losses but also her successes And we heard about her enduring love for JackJack s story was complex and thanks to some unfortunate timing and his own moral standards he found himself locked into the role of husband but not to the woman he loved Eric s story was one of lows highs and yet lows At the peak of his success in both his work and personal life Eric found himself on one of McCarthy s blacklists and his life began to unravel Given the choice of naming names or losing everything Eric made the ultimate sacrifice and remained true to his own ethics but not everyone acted that way That was the worst thing about the blacklist the way it scared everyone away from acts of common good and appealed to the most basic of human instincts personal survival at all costsThe denouement brought all the stories together beautifully Personally I was invested in these characters and wanted only the best for them but I fear my pursuit of their happiness seemed futile This was very much a story about the lasting impacts of our chance encounters and the choices we make It was a story of betrayals the importance of forgiveness and the conseuences of withholding that forgiveness I m not sure what else Douglas Kennedy has written but I d be than willing to tackle any of his other novels if this was indicative of his standard Highly recommended reading Jesus Christ unhappy character As a single mother overworked with a strained relationship with her ex husband and her brother she was described as having a real talent for One Night as a Courtesan unhappiness So when approached by a mysterious stranger at the funeral it was hardly surprising that Kate was Asa, Malaikat Mungilku : Kisah Nyata Perjuangan Gadis Kecil Penderita Lupus uite intimately Sara s story opened on the night in 1945 when she met Jack the man who was to be the love of her life This was no straight forward love story though as the very next day Jack was shipped out on a nine month stint with the American army Sara was prepared to wait but was eventually forced to accept Jack had other ideas As her life went into freefall Eric stood by and supported her As the story progressed we heard about Sara s life the people she loved and those she loathed We heard about her losses but also her successes And we heard about her enduring love for JackJack s story was complex and thanks to some Public Marriage Private Secrets unfortunate timing and his own moral standards he found himself locked into the role of husband but not to the woman he loved Eric s story was one of lows highs and yet lows At the peak of his success in both his work and personal life Eric found himself on one of McCarthy s blacklists and his life began to Bounty Hunter Guardian unravel Given the choice of naming names or losing everything Eric made the

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The Pursuit of Happiness free read í 106 R way in the big city And 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 dynamic o. This was a 99cent special from Nook so I didn t know much about it when I started reading it but I got so completely absorbed in the story that I couldn t put it down It s about 500 pages and I read it in about a week Rarely do I get so engrossed in a book but it was heartfelt interesting and good plot twists that I didn t see coming

  • Paperback
  • 656
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Douglas Kennedy
  • English
  • 20 May 2020
  • 9780099439844