Northwest Corner

A Novel
Original Publish Date: Jul 26, 2011
Product Number: EB00165719
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679605119
Publisher: Random House
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"Nuanced and moving . . . [a] story about the indestructible bonds of family."—The New York Times From John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life's most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past. Praise for Northwest Corner "A great American novel."—Abraham Verghese "One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."—NPR "Exhilarating . . . In Schwartz's hands, the narrative unfolds delicately, each chapter a puzzle piece that fits seamlessly into the whole. [Grade:] A."—Entertainment Weekly "A compelling tale of a family . . . finding their way back together again."—The Christian Science Monitor "Stark and deeply affecting . . . Readers will grow to care deeply about whether and how [the characters'] lives can be redeemed."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The masterful Northwest Corner is that finest of things—a moral novel about mortal events."—Dennis Lehane

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Narrator(s): Various
Product Number Z100023813
Released: Jul 26, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307915054