You are here

Back to top

The Cold Millions (Kobo eBook)

The Cold Millions Cover Image
$14.99
Available Now

Description


“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Washington Post

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Best Book of the Year: Bloomberg**| Boston Globe** **|**Chicago Public Library | Chicago Tribune | Esquire **|**Kirkus | **New York Public Library |**New York Times Book Review (Historical Fiction) | NPR's Fresh Air | O Magazine **|****Washington Post |**Publishers Weekly **| Seattle Times |**USA Today

A Library Reads Pick | An Indie Next Pick

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another “literary miracle” (NPR)—a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula.

Dubious of Gig’s idealism, Rye finds himself drawn to a fearless nineteen-year-old activist and feminist named Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all, and Rye will be forced to decide where he stands. Is it enough to win the occasional battle, even if you cannot win the war?

Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, The Cold Millions is a tour de force from a “writer who has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors” (Boston Globe).

Thanks for visiting Excelsior Bay Books!

 

Hello Friends of Excelsior Bay Books:  

We are open for browsing! The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10-6.

We are also available for phone or on-line orders.  Curbside pickup is still an option.  

Thanks for your patronage.

NOTE: If you want to place an online order, you first need an account.  Click Login and choose Create an Account.   Once you set up an account, you can login, select books, place them in the cart, and place your orders!

Another Note:  The books you'll see as you browse are a combination of what we have in-store and what is available through publishers and distributors.  Please call us at 952-401-0932 if you want to find out if a book is immediately available.