Topic: Dennis lehane. The Given Day.
Great historical epic. Usually a crime writer, but he crosses genres really well.
Set just after World war 1. Tells the story of 2 families, Coughlins < irish immigrants, working in law enforcement > Laurances < main charactar on run from gangland slaying >.
Lehane doe's a great job, describing these characters + how their lives are shaped, by the political turmoil of the time. Expertly weaving into the story, real life people of the time. Eg Babe Ruth, Calvin Coolidge, + J. Hoover. All in all, a great read.