Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: North River by Pete Hamill

This novel is a very slow moving story, with no plot, but great historical detail. I loved the Doc, but found no connection to any of the other characters. This was an OK book but not one I would recommend.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
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.


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