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City of Light by Lauren Belfer
City of Light

Christopher Hoak, January 4, 2010

Lauren Belfer delivers in electrifying fashion with this historical novel that tells the story of a bygone era when Buffalo & Niagara Falls were at the very center of Science, Industry, Politics, Civil Rights, the Arts and even the Environment! "City of Light" is a remarkable first book from an author who obviously put her heart and soul into this labor of love. 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. Her multi-faceted characters are real and the excitement is at times palpable. I could hear the grinding turbines and gushing torrent of water as clearly as I felt the bite of Winter on an exhilarating sleigh race through Forest Lawn Cemetery. Moreover, I felt the anguish and guilt along with the titillation, excitement and exhilaration of humanity. All of this from a people, a time and a city that pulsated with life more than a century ago.
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