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Reservation Road
By John Shea (narrator), Anne Twomey (narrator), Stanley Tucci (narrator) and John Burnham Schwartz
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date September 25, 2007
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780739358122
ISBN-10 073935812X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 6 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $14.99
Other format details audio
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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. Simultaneous. (A Random House Films/Focus Features movie, directed by Terry George, releasing Fall 2007, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connolly, & Mira Sorvino) (General Fiction)
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.

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9780739358122 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $14.99
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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