NPL now offers curbside service at select locations. Book drops are open at all library locations.

Northwest Corner: A Novel
(OverDrive Read, Kindle Book, Adobe EPUB eBook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Random House Publishing Group 2011
Format:
OverDrive Read, Kindle Book, Adobe EPUB eBook
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

"Nuanced and moving . . . [a] story about the indestructible bonds of family."—The New York TimesFrom John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life's most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past. Praise for Northwest Corner"A great American novel."—Abraham Verghese "One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."—NPR "Exhilarating . . . In Schwartz's hands, the narrative unfolds delicately, each chapter a puzzle piece that fits seamlessly into the whole. [Grade:] A."—Entertainment Weekly "A compelling tale of a family . . . finding their way back together again."—The Christian Science Monitor "Stark and deeply affecting . . . Readers will grow to care deeply about whether and how [the characters'] lives can be redeemed."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The masterful Northwest Corner is that finest of things—a moral novel about mortal events."—Dennis Lehane

Also in This Series
Formats
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
07/26/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780679605119
ASIN:
B004KPM1XK
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

John Burnham Schwartz. (2011). Northwest Corner: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

John Burnham Schwartz. 2011. Northwest Corner: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

John Burnham Schwartz, Northwest Corner: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

John Burnham Schwartz. Northwest Corner: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group, 2011. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
5d4f93da-3f77-1003-69d3-cbfa097a9cc4
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Sep 18, 2013 10:48:38
Date Updated:
Jul 13, 2020 15:39:56
Last Metadata Check:
Jul 13, 2020 15:47:49
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 27, 2020 17:05:42
Last Availability Check:
Jul 13, 2020 15:47:50
Last Availability Change:
Oct 09, 2019 11:30:02
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jul 15, 2020 22:44:27

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780679605119
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 162885
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780679605119
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B004KPM1XK
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 162885
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780679605119
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 162885
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0812980514
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: John Burnham Schwartz
title
Northwest Corner
dateAdded
2011-08-22T16:38:16.65-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=525331
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
          • id: 1351
sortTitle
Northwest Corner A Novel
crossRefId
525331
subtitle
A Novel
id
c13b273c-1940-4037-b2b0-92bf288097a4
starRating
3.6

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: NorthwestCornerANovel9780679605119
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2245631
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780679605119
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 162885
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 07/26/2011
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/NorthwestCornerANovel9780679605119.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: NorthwestCornerANovel9780679605119
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780679605119
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B004KPM1XK
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 162885
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 07/26/2011
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/NorthwestCornerANovel9780679605119.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: NorthwestCornerANovel9780679605119
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780679605119
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 162885
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 07/26/2011
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/NorthwestCornerANovel9780679605119.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: family
      • value: relationships
      • value: Friendship
      • value: literary fiction
      • value: relationship
      • value: family life
      • value: romance
      • value: Sagas
      • value: mother
      • value: sisters
      • value: parenting
      • value: contemporary fiction
      • value: Fiction
      • value: novels
      • value: children
      • value: Saga
      • value: marriage
      • value: love
      • value: Death
      • value: love story
      • value: mystery
      • value: Drama
      • value: Women's Fiction
      • value: Divorce
      • value: Modern
      • value: redemption
      • value: Son
      • value: grief
      • value: dating
      • value: Contemporary
      • value: Contemporary Romance
      • value: Family Saga
      • value: Chick Lit
      • value: literature
      • value: fiction books
      • value: fantasy
      • value: Literary
      • value: realistic fiction
      • value: romance books
      • value: romance novels
      • value: relationship books
      • value: realistic fiction books
      • value: books fiction
      • value: john burnham schwartz
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Schwartz, John Burnham
      • bioText:

        John Burnham Schwartz is the author of four previous novels: The Commoner, Claire Marvel, Bicycle Days, and Reservation Road, which was made into a motion picture based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into two dozen languages, and his writing has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. A winner of the Lyndhurst Foundation Award for mastery in the art of fiction, Schwartz has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Harvard University, and Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently literary director of the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son, Garrick.

      • name: John Burnham Schwartz
imprint
Random House
publishDate
2011-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Northwest Corner
fullDescription

"Nuanced and moving . . . [a] story about the indestructible bonds of family."—The New York Times
From John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life's most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past.

Praise for Northwest Corner
"A great American novel."—Abraham Verghese

"One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."—NPR

"Exhilarating . . . In Schwartz's hands, the narrative unfolds delicately, each chapter a puzzle piece that fits seamlessly into the whole. [Grade:] A."—Entertainment Weekly

"A compelling tale of a family . . . finding their way back together again."—The Christian Science Monitor

"Stark and deeply affecting . . . Readers will grow to care deeply about whether and how [the characters'] lives can be redeemed."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The masterful Northwest Corner is that finest of things—a moral novel about mortal events."—Dennis Lehane

popularity
52
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/c13b273c-1940-4037-b2b0-92bf288097a4/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
c13b273c-1940-4037-b2b0-92bf288097a4
starRating
3.6
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/C13/B27/3C/{C13B273C-1940-4037-B2B0-92BF288097A4}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDateText
07/26/2011
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0812980514
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

"Nuanced and moving . . . [a] story about the indestructible bonds of family."—The New York Times
From John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life's most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past.
...

sortTitle
Northwest Corner A Novel
crossRefId
525331
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Random House Publishing Group