I know the Albright mansion was torn down, but what of the Rumsey estate or the Love estate? Gradually we learn of secrets in her past. Louisa, while attracted to Franklin, realizes that her only path was towards Grace, with Tom. I am grateful for having found such a talented writer as Lauren Belfer. The reviews on this were really good, but I had some problems with it. Louisa Barrett has made this dazzling city her home. In this dynamic context Louisa delicately balances her role in a society which has strict limits for women.
The power station at Niagara Falls is being constructed and at the same time the Pan-American Exposition is occuring. But more importantly, there is life, in the plot, the characters, the conflicts and the conclusions. As I am not the target audience for this book, I didn't connect with the protagonist as Belfer's intended readers probably did. I really felt the characters and the story unfolding! It is an exciting time where change and industrialization is worshiped. I had to take a drive through it with a new vision and appreciation for buildings that we have seen thousands of times. The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your groups reading of City of Light by Lauren Belfer. I loved how the author wove the fictional story completely into a real setting with real historical facts.
Not a perfect book, but an intriguing, emotional read that didn't end the way I wanted it to though ended in a way that fit the whole. I wish there were more by this author. To make an ex-president--even one who did have some. But nothing prepares her for a startling discovery evidence of a murder tied to Buffalo's cathedral-like power plant at nearby Niagara Falls or the shocking chain of events that follows. Alive with historical figures who mingle seamlessly with the fictional characters. He married Margaret at in Buffalo after she came into control of her family's fortune and he denounced his Catholicism.
I am a Buffalo girl and it was really fun to be able to find the house I was living in on the book jacket. This shocking crime—followed by another mysterious death—will ignite an explosive chain of events. Toward the end of the book I was torn between hurrying through to see how it would end, and dallying, to make it last. Would Grace have been better off? In many ways she is a puppet on a string. Still, it had its moments and I did enjoy learning more about Buffalo.
He asks Louisa whether she knows anything that might potentially help him determine the murderer. After the death of the second plant manager Mr. I'm somewhat less than enchanted, though, so I'm going to be a quitter. Buffalo, New York, is poised for glory. I really wanted to like this, but it was a struggle. Fascinating look at Buffalo and turn-of-the-century history involving societal values, civil rights movements, historic buildings, power generation at Niagara Falls and the Pan-American Exhibition.
Like Erik Larson, Thomas Keneally and Mike Dash, she weaves a complex tale of good, evil and everything in between, but this time with a woman's touch. With it's numerous ports it is a gateway for shipping to the world. A New York Times bestseller, as well as a New York Times Notable Book, a Library Journal Best Book, and a Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club. A remarkably assured and satisfying first novel. Click on a plot link to find similar books! An ambitious, vividly detailed and stirring debut novel offering a panorama of American life at the beginning of the 20th century. Enormous hydroelectric projects are underway, powered by the waters of Niagra, and the city is on the brink of the Pan-American Exposition. And of course, there is the battle for Niagara being waged from multiple angles.
I always read the acknowledgments and noted that it took her 6 years to write it. Written from the viewpoint of the Loved this historical novel set in Buffalo at the turn of the 20th century. The attitudes of those in power presented in this will jar many of us, though sadly are also reflected in our world to this day. Wrought with remarkable depth and intelligence, City of Light remains a work completely of its own era, and of ours as well. She tells the story about 10 years after the final events in the story take place, 10 years after the McKinley assassination. I had read this author's other book A Fierce Radiance and really liked it so I was motivated to read this one. Wrought with remarkable depth and intelligence, City of Light remains a work completely of its own era, and of ours as well.
There were just too many words wasted on explaining the narrator's feelings about everything. Although this book is just shy of 500 pages, I read it in 3 days, and I also managed to grade stack of essays and read part of another book. City of Light by Lauren Belfer has been patiently awaiting me for several years now. And in the final pages we see how various threads of her life resolve. Her second published story was rejected only twenty-seven times. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.
And one extraordinary woman in their midst must protect a dark secret that implicates them all… Boring. Things like not an actual example : We went to X park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1897. I felt Louisa, the protagonist's, behavior toward the girl Grace as presented in the beginning didn't gel with her later attitude and behavior. If the reader appreciates this most likely this is a book for you. He first appears on page 108 of the paperback copy of City Of Light and is a fictional character. With its booming industry and newly electrified streets, Buffalo is a model for the century just beginning.