Menlo Park Library Summer Reading 2014
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Reviews
Title
City of Light
Author
Lauren Belfer
Genre
Historical fiction
Review
A fascinating book about a woman teacher in Buffalo, New York during the electrification of the city via Niagara Falls. It's part murder mystery as well as being historical fiction as people who work for the power plant start dying...is it just an accident or is it murder? Historical figures including Grover Cleveland, William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz appear in the novel and help to move the story along. This is a great read - if you liked "The Alienist" or "The Dante Club" you'll like this.
Rating
5
Title
view with a grain of sand
Author
Wislawa Szymborska
Genre
Poetry
Review
100 selected poems collected from 7 books (from 1957 to 1993) by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996
"The joy of writing.
The power of preserving.
Revenge of a mortal hand."
Rating
5
Title
The invention of wings
Author
Kidd, Sue Monk
Genre
fiction
Review
1830s South Carolina. Sarah Grimke (based on a real person) and her slave Handful and their journey to freedom and self fulfillment.
Rating
4