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The Douglas Kennedy Collection #3

The Moment, Five Days, and The Blue Hour

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Three outstanding novels in one amazing ebook collection by internationally bestselling author Douglas Kennedy.

The Moment: Divorced writer Thomas Nesbitt is still recovering from the end of a long marriage and living a private, isolated life in Maine when, out of the blue, a box from Berlin arrives at his doorstep. The return address shocks him: Dussman, the name of a woman with whom he had a consuming love affair twenty-six years ago in the midst of the Cold War. Now Thomas must grapple with his history with a woman who was not just a refugee from a police state, but also someone who lived with an ongoing sorrow that gradually rewrote both their destinies. A love story of great epic sweep and immense emotional power, The Moment explores why and how we fall in love—and the way we project on to others that which our hearts so desperately seek.

Five Days: A transformative love affair envelopes insurance salesman Richard and married, soon-to-be empty nester Laura at a weekend medical conference in Boston. Laura discovers that the seemingly dull fiftysomething man is surprisingly complex and thoughtful—someone who, like herself, is grappling with the same big questions about decisions made and the human capacity for self-entrapment. But can this potential, much-longed-for happiness be married to their own difficult personal circumstances? Can they upend their lives and embrace that most loaded of words: change?

The Blue Hour: Artist and university professor Paul suggests a month-long trip with his wife to entrancing, exotic Morocco. But when Paul suddenly disappears, Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape.

About The Author

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Douglas Kennedy is the author of eleven previous novels, including the international bestsellers The Moment and Five Days. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He divides his time among London, New York, and Montreal, and has two children. Find out more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 8, 2018)
  • Length: 1248 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451689174

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Leaving the World is a classy page-turner from a novelist who has become a cultural icon in Europe. This is a novel about guilt, uncertainty, redemption, and the fact that we build the roads upon which the accidents of chance occur. Kennedy's characters embark on long, complex, provocative journeys, and their ultimate strength is that—like the writer—they can throw off bright sparks in the dark.”

– Colum McCann, author of the 2009 National Book Award winner, Let the Great World Spin

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