Northwest Corner

John Burnham Schwartz, author of the acclaimed novel Reservation Road, takes up again the tale of flawed everyman Dwight Arno. Seeking to piece his life back together after he struck and killed a child in a tragic hit-and-run, Dwight is confronted with the unexpected arrival of his son Sam, fleeing his own misdeeds. Can hard-won lessons be passed between generations? What are the limits, if any, of familial love and duty? Schwartz's engaging father and son story isn't afraid to offer canny answers to difficult questions.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…