Tuesday Book Club: North River (Pete Hamill)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Cold Spring Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month (with an exception here and there) to talk about general interest fiction, nonfiction, and biography. All are welcome!
About this month’s book:
One snowy New Year’s Day, in the midst of the Great Depression, Dr. James Delaney–haunted by the slaughters of the Great War, and abandoned by his wife and daughter–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.
Cold Spring Branch