Friday, September 23, 2011

Northwest Corner

Taut. John Burnham Schwartz reprises characters from his earlier novel, Reservation Road, and picks up the story twelve years later in his new book, Northwest Corner. Those readers with a bias against sequels may want to suspend that reaction and consider reading this finely written novel. Schwartz excels in three ways: his poetic and descriptive language is taut and often beautiful; the characters are deeply developed and relationships are both troubled and true; and the plot provides more satisfaction than many literary novels in telling a story that readers want to see resolved. Readers need not have read the earlier novel to enjoy this one.

Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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