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North River

Author: Pete 1935- Hamill
Publisher: New York Little, Brown and Co. ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st ed
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamill, Pete, 1935-
North River.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007
(DLC) 2006038088
(OCoLC)76800668
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pete 1935- Hamill
ISBN: 9780316340588 0316340588
OCLC Number: 1331625215
Description: 1 online resource (341 p. ;) hc
Responsibility: Pete Hamill.

Abstract:

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 ...

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