FacebookTwitter
Green Bay's Largest Independent Bookstore.
Twelve Thousand New & Used Books.
Imagine Infinitely. Shop Locally.
Staff Reviews

Craig Jones

See All Reviews
   
North River

North River
Hamill, Pete
Little Brown & Co
Publish date: 2008-06-04
$14.99
316007994
Paperback

Synopsis:

Delaney is emotionally numb, haunted by the slaughters of the Great WarHis only daughter has left for Mexico, and his wife Molly vanished months before, leaving him to wonder if she is alive or deadThen, on a snowy New Year's Day, the doctor returns home to find his three-year-old grandson on his doorstep, left by his mother in Delaney's careCoping with this unexpected arrival, Delaney hires Rose, a tough, decent Sicilian woman with a secret in her pastSlowly, as Rose and the boy begin to care for the good doctor, the numbness in Delaney begins to melt.

Review:

Respected author of Forever and Snow in August, Pete Hamill has written a memorable portrait of 1930's New York with North River (Back Bay Books, paperback)Set during the nasty grip of the Great Depression, the magnanimous DrDelaney tends to the poor and sickBeing a period wrought with gangsters, racial tensions and desperate struggle, he must sometimes rely on dangerous characters to keep his fledgling practice aliveThere is a price to pay for doing what's necessary in order to do what's rightWritten with a firm grasp of New York sidewalks, buildings and history, Hamill has woven his best story yetA gentle melancholy will set in with the reader as you literally feel the icy winds off the North River the same you gain his sense of honor, family and courageThoroughly enjoyable.

   
HOME | EVENTS | PHOTO GALLERY | STAFF REVIEWS | BEST SELLERS | BOOK GROUPS | SERVICES | ABOUT | CONTACT