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North River

(2007)
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It is 1934, and New York City is in the icy grip of the Great
Depression. With enormous compassion, Dr. James Delaney
tends to his hurt, sick, and poor neighbors, who include
gangsters, day laborers, prostitutes, and housewives. If they
can't pay, he treats them anyway.
But in his own life, Delaney is emotionally numb, haunted
by the slaughters of the Great War. His only daughter has left
for Mexico, and his wife Molly vanished months before,
leaving him to wonder if she is alive or dead.
Then, 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 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.

Genre: Historical

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September 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: North River: A novel
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-60285-025-9 / 978-1-60285-025-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: North River: A Novel
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-316-34058-8 / 978-0-316-34058-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: North River: A Novel
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0-316-00799-4 / 978-0-316-00799-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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November 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: North River
Author(s): Pete Hamill
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July 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: North River
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-4281-5653-4 / 978-1-4281-5653-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: North River
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-4281-5652-6 / 978-1-4281-5652-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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June 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: North River
Author(s): Pete Hamill
ISBN: 1-4281-5655-0 / 978-1-4281-5655-5 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

June 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: North River: A Novel
Author(s): Pete Hamill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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