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Northwest Corner
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John Burnham Schwartz's most recent novel is NORTHWEST CORNER.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NPR!

An urgent, powerful novel— picking up the lives, twelve years later, of some of the characters from the author's acclaimed, bestselling novel Reservation Road— about family bonds that can never be broken and the wayward roads that lead us back to those we love.

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Interviews

Northwest Corner
A Conversation with Bob Rathbun on Robin Hood Radio
Interview on RadioAlice

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Praise for
Northwest Corner:

"Imaginative and taut, Schwartz's writing is seamless and infinitely inspired."
   —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Stark and deeply affecting."
   —KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)

"While this isn't the first story about the indestructible bonds of family, it's an especially nuanced and moving one."
   —NEW YORK TIMES

"With vivid prose and boundless empathy, Schwartz digs deep into the psyches of his all-too-flawed characters... One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."
   —NPR

"Poetic, introspective, evocative... Northwest Corner ranks up there as one of the most gut-wrenching books I've ever read... Exhilarating."
   —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (GRADE: A)

"A bruised beauty."
   —ELLE

"Told through alternating voices in meticulously wrought, uncluttered prose, Schwartz has hammered out a riveting sequel [to Reservation Road], one that both moves and is moving..."
   —THE DAILY BEAST

"Northwest Corner is a compelling tale of a family—not just broken, but seemingly pulverized by violence—finding their way back together again."
   —THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

"Schwartz [writes] with a quiet artfulness, giving each character a unique and uniquely moving voice embedded within a consistently interesting and graceful prose..."
   —STAR TRIBUNE, Twin Cities

"Mr. Schwartz is capable of beautifully poetic prose... an intuitive, well-wrought novel that never forfeits the reader's attention for a second."
   —NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

"Written in Schwartz's sparse, affecting style."
   —NPR / SUMMER PREVIEW

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