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John Burnham Schwartz
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  • About this Author
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John Burnham Schwartz is the author of the novels Claire Marvel, Bicycle Days and Reservation Road, which is being made into a motion picture based on his screenplay, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, and Jennifer Connelly. His books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and his writing has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and Vogue. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Bicycle Days

Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $15.00

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Bicycle Days

Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Claire Marvel
A Novel
Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $15.95

A young man and woman meet, love each other, and are consumed. It’s a story as old as romance itself, but in this enthralling novel John Burnham Schwartz tells it with heart-stopping new immediacy. In the middle of a rainstorm Julian Rose, a self-effacing Harvard graduate student, takes refuge beneath a... Read more >
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Claire Marvel
A Novel
Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Commoner
A Novel
Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $14.95

In 1959, a young woman, Haruko, marries the Crown Prince of Japan. She is the first nonaristocratic woman to enter the mysterious, hermetic monarchy. Met with cruelty and suspicion by the Empress, Haruko is controlled at every turn, suffering a nervous breakdown after finally giving birth to a son.

Thirty years... Read more >

The Commoner

Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Northwest Corner
A Novel
Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $15.00

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Northwest Corner
A Novel
Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Reservation Road

Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A tragic accident sets in motion a cycle of violence and retribution in John Burnham Schwartz's riveting novel Reservation Road. Two haunted men and their families are engulfed by the emotions surrounding an unexpected and horrendous death. Ethan, a respected professor of literature... Read more >

Reservation Road

Written by John Burnham Schwartz


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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