North River

A Novel
By Pete Hamill (Trade Paperback, 2008)
One snowy New Year's Day, in the midst of the Great Depression, Dr. James Delaney--haunted by the slaughters of the Great War, and abandoned by his wife and daughter--returns home to find his three-year-old grandson on his doorstep, left by his mother in Delaney's care. Coping with this unexpected arrival, Delaney hires Rose, a tough, decent Sicilian woman with a secret in her past. Slowly, as Rose and the boy begin to care for the good doctor, the numbness in Delaney begins to melt. Recreating 1930s New York with the vibrancy and rich detail that are his trademarks, Pete Hamill weaves a story of honor, family, and one man's simple courage that no reader will soon forget.

  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316007993

    • On Sale Date: 06/04/2008

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Electronic Book, Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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One snowy New Year's Day, in the midst of the Great Depression, Dr. James Delaney--haunted by the slaughters of the Great War, and abandoned by his wife and daughter--returns home to find his three-year-old grandson on his doorstep, left by his mother in Delaney's care. Coping with this unexpected arrival, Delaney hires Rose, a tough, decent Sicilian woman with a secret in her past. Slowly, as Rose and the boy begin to care for the good doctor, the numbness in Delaney begins to melt. Recreating 1930s New York with the vibrancy and rich detail that are his trademarks, Pete Hamill weaves a story of honor, family, and one man's simple courage that no reader will soon forget.

Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of 15 previous books including the bestselling novels Snow in August and Forever and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He writes a column for the New York Daily News and lives in New York City.
  • "NORTH RIVER courses along with an undercurrent of gentle melancholy that makes you root for its characters, especially the appealingly tough-but-tender Delaney." (USA Today).

  • "Hamill tells a good yarn and has a knack for drawing empathetic portraits of rogues and rule benders. Delaney is the sort of character you'd like to share a meal with. Not in his house though, maybe on one of the Little Italy streets Hamill evokes so well." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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North River
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316007993
  • On Sale Date: 06/04/2008
North River