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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 292
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375702730
ISBN-10 0375702733
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.00
§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. Reprint. 45,000 first printing. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"A dark and irresistible miracle: a heartbreaking thriller."--Los Angeles Times

"Haunting. . . . A powerful and affecting novel."--The New York Times

A tragic accident sets in motion a cycle of violence and retribution in John Burnham Schwartz's riveting novel Reservation Road. Two haunted men and their families are engulfed by the emotions surrounding an unexpected and horrendous death. Ethan, a respected professor of literature at a small New England college, is wracked by an obsession with revenge that threatens to tear his family apart. Dwight, a man at once fleeing his crime and hoping to get caught, wrestles with overwhelming guilt and his sense of obligation to his son. As these two men's lives unravel, Reservation Road moves to its startling conclusion. This is an astonishing tale of love and loss, rage and redemption, that is as suspenseful as it is emotionally compelling.

"Thrums with suspense and moral ambiguity. . . . This is one of those rare--very rare--novels that you don't so much read as inhabit and that makes everyday life seem altogether mysterious." --Entertainment Weekly

"A triumph . . . character-driven as it is, it reads like a thriller, swift and complete."--The New York Times Book Review

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
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.
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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
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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