Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy

Do you ever look forward to going to work? Well tomorrow I will because Lawrence H. Levy, author of Second Street Station, will be joining our library sponsored mystery book club via Skype. We’ve already connected with him in a test run and are excited to be using our new projection and sound system! Isn’t it great when authors take time to talk with book club readers?

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Second Street Station
Second Street Station

by
Lawrence H. Levy

Rating:
4 book marks

The future looks bleak when Mary Handley is fired from her sweatshop job in Brooklyn. She’d held her tongue long enough at the Lowry Hat Factory and finally gave her boss, the Widow Lowry, a piece of her mind. “After all, if you didn’t call a pig a pig, it might never know it was one,” she tells the widow. Now both poor and jobless, she shows up at her police officer brother’s Second Street Station, hoping for a meal.

It’s 1888 and a lot is going on in New York. Women are starting to demand their rights. Powerful entrepreneurs like J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and Jay Gould are wielding their influence and the genius inventors, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are in the middle of a war of currents.

In Brooklyn, Mary is not about to listen to her mother’s advice…

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10 thoughts on “Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy

  1. That sounds great – have fun! I like the time period. The description makes me think of Any Given Day for some reason, even though that one takes place a little later on.

    1. You’re right – it is a great time period. There was so much going on. I haven’t read Any Given Day – I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for reading, Sheila!

  2. For some reason I’m unable to comment on your newest post. What a great book club you have – if I lived closer, I’d beg to be a member. 🙂 What a wonderful Skype experience!

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