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North River: A Novel



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Author
Hamill, Pete
Descriptors
Abandonment
Doctors
Families
Family Relationships
Fathers and Daughters
Gangsters
Grandfathers
Grief
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Immigrants
Literate Fiction
Poverty
Secrets
The Depression
Location/Setting:
Manhattan
Time Period:
1930s
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Summary
Physician James Delaney treats the poverty-stricken immigrants of his 1930s Greenwich Village neighborhood with compassion, even though he receives little recompense. His patients give structure to his days since his wife disappeared leaving no trace. James comes home one morning to find his two-year-old grandson abandoned on his doorstep with a note from his daughter asking him to care for Carlito while she attempts to find her husband, a Mexican revolutionary, in Europe. When James lifts his grandson from the stroller, his entire life changes forever because now he must protect Carlito from the secrets of his past.
Critique
Few authors can match Pete Hamill's loving descriptions of New York City. This is an emotional and redemptive story told with grace by a master storyteller. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9780316340588
  iBistro
# of Pages
341
Published
2007
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: RW JS


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