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City of light [GRPL Book Club] / Lauren Belfer.

City of light [GRPL Book Club]

Belfer, Lauren. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780385337649 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: 503 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Dial Press trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2005.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Originally published: New York : Dial Press, c1999.
Summary, etc.: In 1901, Louisa Barrett, the headmistress of the most prestigious school in Buffalo, New York, discovers evidence of a murder tied to the city's cathedral-like power plant at nearby Niagara Falls. This shocking crime, followed by another mysterious death, ignites an explosive chain of events. For in this city of seething intrigue and dazzling progress, a battle rages among politicians, power brokers, and industrialists for control of Niagara, while Louisa must protect a dark secret that implicates them all.
Awards Note: A New York Times Notable Book; A main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.
Subject: Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Women school principals > Fiction.
Industrial revolution > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Buffalo (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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