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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date September 1, 1998
Pages 292
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375402630
ISBN-10 0375402632
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A hit-and-run accident that claims the life of ten-year-old Josh Learner leads to a chilling confrontation between the driver responsible for the death and Ethan Learner, Josh's father, who embarks on a deadly pursuit of the unknown man who had killed his son. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A riveting novel of feeling and suspense in which grief and punishment become tragically intertwined.

        At the close of a beautiful summer day near the quiet Connecticut town where they live, the Learner family--Ethan and Grace, their children, Josh and Emma--stop at a gas station on their way home from a concert. Josh Learner, lost in a ten-year-old's private world, is standing at the edge of the road when a car comes racing around the bend. He is hit and instantly killed. The car speeds away.

        From this moment forward, Reservation Road becomes a harrowing countdown to the confrontation between two very different men. The hit-and-run driver is a small-town lawyer named Dwight Arno, a man in desperate need of a second chance. Dwight is also the father of a ten-year-old boy, who was asleep in the car the night Josh Learner was killed. Now Dwight must decide whether to run from his crime or to pay the price for what he did. Ethan Learner, a respected professor of literature at a small New England college, has seen his orderly world shattered in a single moment, yet persists in the belief that he can find the unknown man who killed his son. Behind their stories are those of eight-year-old Emma, who can't stop thinking her brother's death was her fault, and of Grace, who must find the strength to keep herself and her family together, and to be the mother Emma so badly needs.          

        In a gripping narrative woven from the voices of Ethan, Dwight, and Grace, 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. Reservation Road explores the terrain of grief even as it astonishes with unexpected redemption: powerful and wrenching and impossible to put down.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375402630 Book cover for 9780786217403
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (March 1, 1999)
9780786217403 | details & prices | 456 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.95
About: A hit-and-run accident that claims the life of ten-year-old Josh Learner leads to a chilling confrontation between the driver responsible for the death and Ethan Learner, Josh's father
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1998)
9780375402630 | details & prices | 292 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A hit-and-run accident that claims the life of ten-year-old Josh Learner leads to a chilling confrontation between the driver responsible for the death and Ethan Learner, Josh's father, who embarks on a deadly pursuit of the unknown man who killed his son
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307387165 Book cover for 9780375702730
 
Reissue edition from Vintage Books (September 18, 2007)
9780307387165 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A hit-and-run accident that claims the life of ten-year-old Josh Learner leads to a chilling confrontation between the driver responsible for the death and Ethan Learner, Josh's father, who embarks on a deadly pursuit of the unknown man who had killed his son.
from Vintage Books (October 1, 1999)
9780375702730 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A hit-and-run accident that claims the life of ten-year-old Josh Learner leads to a chilling confrontation between the driver responsible for the death and Josh's father, who embarks on a deadly pursuit of the man who killed his son.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Stanley Tucci (other contributor), John Shea (other contributor), Anne Twomey (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (September 1, 1998)
9780375403101 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A hit-and-run accident that claims the life of ten-year-old Josh Learner ultimately leads to a chilling confrontation between the driver responsible for the death and Ethan Learner, the boy's vengeful father.

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