Douglas Kennedy


Douglas Kennedy is the author of eleven novels, including the international bestsellers Leaving the World and The Moment. His work has been translated into 22 languages. In 2007, he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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“With FIVE DAYS, Douglas Kennedy has crafted a brilliant meditation on regret, fidelity, family, and second chances that will have you breathlessly turning pages to find out what happened in the past and what will happen next. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, it is a powerful new work of fiction by an internationally acclaimed writer at the height of his powers.”

— Will Schwalbe, author of THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB

“I have never read a male author would could so flawlessly write in a woman's voice...Douglas Kennedy writes so beautifully that he leaves me craving more...”

— Goodreads Review

“Be careful what you wish for. FIVE DAYS is a a beautifully crafted contemporary tale of love forsaken and redeemed.”

— Goodreads Review

“A fine tale of lives re-examined.”

— Kirkus

“A gripping emotional rollercoaster, pressing so many buttons it’s likely to have readers examining their own what-might-have-beens.”

— London Daily Mail

“Five Days is a beautifully told contemporary story of an ordinary woman who changes her life in the wake of personal heartbreak, reminiscent of Body Surfing by Anita Shreve, set in coastal Maine.”

— Goodreads Review

“The prolific Kennedy explores his favored themes of mortality, love, and loss in this fluidly written tale. Deftly depicting how certain choices can unexpectedly narrow a life, instead of expanding it, he has much to say about the nature of happiness, the difficulty of change, and the great divide between obligation and desire.”

— Booklist