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?
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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