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Reservation Road

John Burnham Schwartz

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stanley Tucci, John Shea, Anne Twomey

Length:

2h 55m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:45