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    The last days of night

    by Moore, Graham, 1981-

    September 14, 2020

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    In 1888 on a busy street in Manhattan, New York City, a young man, who works for Western Union, attempts to connect two direct current wires by mistake. The workman’s arms jolted with orange sparks, a blue flame shot from his mouth and set his hair on fire. Then it melted his clothes and the skin off his bones….Witnessed by 200 people, as well as the young lawyer Paul Cravath, the terrifying event begins this historical novel about a compelling and often mysterious story about the so-called current wars.  Which is better, direct or alternating current?  A bitter rivalry is fought... Read Full Review

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    News of the World

    by Jiles, Paulette

    April 14, 2020

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    News of the World was a 2016 National Book Award finalist. This historical novel has well developed characters, and is set in the early 1870s in the wild west of Texas. 71-year-old Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd takes up the mission to bring a 10-year-old girl, recently returned from capture by the Kiowa tribe, to her aunt and uncle in southern Texas. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has had a long and interesting life as a former soldier, printer and father of two grown daughters. He had been a 16-year-old soldier in the Battle of New Orleans, and much later, settling near San Antonio,... Read Full Review