[[ Reading ]] ➽ North River Author Pete Hamill – Techotechies.us

North River 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.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.

[[ Reading ]] ➽ North River  Author Pete Hamill – Techotechies.us
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • North River
  • Pete Hamill
  • English
  • 14 December 2018
  • 0316340588

10 thoughts on “North River


  1. says:

    I knew before I finished that I would score this one 5 stars It s a love story, but so muchthan a love story Dr Jim Delaney and Ruth Verga are people you would be proud to know Not because they are such perfect people they re not but because deep down they are good, honest, and courageous people There is a short interview with the author in the edition I read, and he says he made the Greenwich Village neighborhood one of the characters of the story Aha, I thought, that s at least p I knew before I finished that I would score this one 5 stars It s a love story, but so muchthan a love story Dr Jim Delaney and Ruth Verga are people you would be proud to know Not because they are such perfect people they re not but because deep down th...


  2. says:

    This book was strange for me It was interesting enough that I wanted to keep reading it, but when I finished I realized it wasn t really that good I think the problem for me was that the book seemed like it was leading up to something really big I kept waiting and waiting for it, but it turn...


  3. says:

    More reviews at The Story Within The StoryNew York City of the mid 1930s is in the grips of the Great Depression and Dr James Delaney is alone with his work While he tends to the sick and injured all around his neighborhood, his daughter has left for Mexico and his unforgiving wife has vanished But when Delaney returns home one snowy night, he finds his three year old grandson in front of his house with a note from his daughter Overwhelmed, Delaney hires a tough Sicilian woman named Rose to More reviews at The Story Within The StoryNew York City of the mid 1930s is in the grips of the Great Depression and Dr James Delaney is alone with his work While he tends to the sick and injured all around his neighborhood, his daughter has left for Mexico and his unforgiving wife...


  4. says:

    I ve never read anything by this man before My father was born in Hell s Kitchen, I myself grew up on the NY streets, and I was curious to see how Hamill portrays this very interesting depression era From what I can glean, it s historically accurate, and while I don t particularly care for this guy s style I have to admit I got a thrill reading about my territory In fact, I wantedlike, WHERE on 18th Street It s a good, fast paced novel, and Hamill makes his reader care about his c I ve never read anything by this man before My father was born in Hell s Kitchen, I myself grew up on the NY streets, and I was curious to see how Hamill portrays this very interesting depression era From what I can glean, it s historically accurate, and while I don t particularly care for this guy s style I have to admit I got a thrill reading about my territory In fact, I wantedlike, WHERE on 18th Street It s a good, fast paced novel, and Hamill makes his reader care about his characte...


  5. says:

    With rich characters and a treatment of setting that drops you into time and place perfectly, it s hard to see what some readers aren t liking about this book I guess they were hoping for somethingplot driven with big twists or some kind of wild climax I suspect they are hoping for something eitherdarkly noir or, conversely, a much lighter conventional romance Instead, they get something that stays in the real space between a story with people who are exceptional but still believ With rich characters and a treatment of setting that drops you into time and place perfectly, it s hard to see what some readers aren t liking about this book I guess they were hoping for somethingplot driven with big twists or some kind of wild climax I suspect they are hoping for something eitherdarkly noir or, conversely, a much lighter conventional romance Instead, they get something that stays in the real space between a story with people who are exceptional but still believable, a plot that consistently maintains light suspense and has a good story arc that eschews pat solutions to life sintractable problems.The central character is Delaney, an aging doctor who lost the wife he loved under mysterious circumstances, carries the physical and emotional ...


  6. says:

    This book is a must read for any one who lived and loved in Brooklyn after the war Pete Hamill has a way of writing that makes you feel as if you are a part of the story Fantastic read.


  7. says:

    Reviews can bounce between extremes depending upon the reviewers It helps to find someone who shares similar taste and that you know that if they like a book, you will most likely enjoy it as well Oddly enough, this person for me is Tom Hanks Yes, the actor Tom Hanks I subscribe to his myspace blog because usually in the Fall he posts the books that he read over the summer and includes commentary His taste is eclectic, and has caused me...


  8. says:

    I was surprised that this book did not have a higher Goodreads rating andreaders, as I found it quite lovely Perhaps I was predisposed to like it since the main character, Dr James Delaney, reminded me quite strongly of my grandfather, also a World War I veteran and doctor practicing during the Great Depression Though my own grandfather lived and worked in small town Indiana rather than urban New York, his quiet competence, his strong ties to the community in which he lived and worked, I was surprised that this book did not have a higher Goodreads rating andreaders, as I found it quite lovely Perhaps I was predisposed to like it since the main character, Dr James Delaney, reminded me quite strongly of my grandfather, also a World War I veteran and doctor practicing during the Great Depression Though my own grandfather lived and worked in small town Indiana rather than urban New York, his quiet competence, his strong ties to the community in which he lived and wo...


  9. says:

    Pete Hamill s book, North River is peopled by a cast of Runyonesque type characters who should be both colorful and interesting, but, somehow, come across in this story a little flat Perhaps that was a reflection of the times the 1930 s, at the height of the Depression.I love New York City, and reading about its history The only thing I seemed to learn about New York from this novel, however, is that Washington Square was once a potter s field I didn t know that.I seem to remember enjoying Pete Hamill s book, North River is peopled by a cast of Runyonesque type characters who should be both colorful and interesting, but, somehow, come across in this story a little flat Perhaps that was a reflection of the times the 1930 s, at the height of the Depression.I love New York City, and reading about its hist...


  10. says:

    It was OK But what I was looking for was typical Hamill gritty and sharp And the first couple of chapters led me to believe I was going to get just that But then the story devolved almost to the point of being a Chick Book with nice, safe, predictable characters and an ending to match One thing evenoff putting than the story s predictability was Hamill s obvious respect for the Tammany Hall machine that still had power in the early 30s I don t think I ve ever heard Tammany Hall It was OK But what I was looking for was typical Hamill gritty and...

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