Archive for October 4, 2009

CLSC Book Two: City of Light

So I tore myself away from student papers to finish reading City of Light  by Lauren Belfer.  Belfer’s book takes place in 1901 Buffalo, New York, when the city was in its Heyday.  I love books that show a strong sense of history and place, and have read about everything there is to read about Western Pennsylvania, so I have to venture into Western New York literature, and I have to say that this novel was a wonderful start.  For those who need to brush up a bit on their history, 1901 was the year that President William McKinley was assasinated, and Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States.  Belfer’s book, besides displaying a wonderful and strong main heroine, really shows us how a strong historical novel can be written. 

And speaking of Western New York…Brrr…we didn’t have a summer; now it looks like we are not going to have an Autumn.  The leaves are falling, but they are still green.  It makes me wonder about the winter ahead…