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Reservation Road

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Reservation Road tells the story of two ordinary families facing an extraordinary crisis - a book that reads like a thriller but opens up a world rich with psychological nuance and emotional wisdom.

About the Author

John Burnham Schwartz is the author of the acclaimed novels The Commoner, Claire Marvel, Bicycle Days and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay.His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son.


Reservation Road is a terrific novel, both a page-turner and a discerning portrayal of the psychic costs of self-delusion. * The Oregonian * The redemption in Reservation Road is unexpected, compassionate and powerful, making it moving in a way that few novels are. * San Antonio Express-News * [Schwartz is] a fine writer....Reservation Road is a page-turner, but along the way there is much to linger over. * The Washington Post Book World * This book possesses a conclusion of such power that it would be a literary crime to reveal it. * USA Today * Thrums with suspense and moral ambiguity...This is one of those rare-very rare-novels that you don't so much read a inhabit and that makes everyday life seem altogether mysterious. * Entertainment Weekly * So beautifully written and compelling that you can't will yourself to put it down. * The Denver Post * A deeply moving, darkly satisfying novel. * The Boston Globe * A dark and irresistible miracle: a heartbreaking thriller. * Los Angeles Times * Haunting .... A powerful and affecting novel. * The New York Times * A poignant thriller...the novel's resolution is quietly breathtaking. * Vanity Fair * A triumph...character-driven as it is, it reads like a thriller, swift and complete. * The New York Times Book Review *

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