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True love is powerful but will it be enough to stop the death of a consumptive young woman and her middle-aged lover?
Join the discussion on Jan. 12, 2015. One winter night, Peter Lake — master mechanic and second-storey man — attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar ... Read More »
It's really hard to summarize the plot of this book, but let me just say that it's not easy-- it's a whole lot of book with a bazillion characters-- but it's full of pleasures: New York City, lots of snow, the power of love, time travel, terrifying turn-of-the-century mobsters. Also, some of the ... Read More »
When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey.
The catalog description makes it sound kind of snoozy, (like Moby Dick would be "young man takes job on whaling boat, hijinx ensue with his whaling bros and moody boss") but my understanding is that there is TIME TRAVEL and amazing descriptions of New York in the winter. Snow and time t... Read More »