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City in Amber
     

City in Amber

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by Jay Atkinson
 

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A compelling story of Lawrence, Massachusetts, a planned industrial city built around the garment industry. Moving from the city's construction before the American Civil War to the sporadic conflagrations that plagued it in the 1990's, the writing is so fine that even the downright evil characters eke out a moment of sympathy from the reader-not to mention the

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A compelling story of Lawrence, Massachusetts, a planned industrial city built around the garment industry. Moving from the city's construction before the American Civil War to the sporadic conflagrations that plagued it in the 1990's, the writing is so fine that even the downright evil characters eke out a moment of sympathy from the reader-not to mention the laughter and sadness the other characters evoke. Just as the amber metaphor in the title indicates, the reader is constantly pleased and surprised to pick up certain nearly mystical threads from generation to generation: Ah, that's what happened to those solid gold cufflinks! Ah, that's where that poor man's tooth wound up! City in Amber offers amazing characters and plots, just as it offers an entirely pleasurable and lei

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931982962
Publisher:
Livingston Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning writer Jay Atkinson is the author of the best-selling Ice Time: A Tale of Fathers, Sons, and Hometown Heroes and the acclaimed novel Caveman Politics. He has written for many publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Men’s Health. He lives in Massachusetts.

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City in Amber 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Atkinson must be a great observer of life. The characters he introduces the reader to in 'City in Amber' are so real, flawed and human, they can not be the stuff of pure imagination. This is a gripping, emotional rollercoaster ride of a read and I found it to be ultimately very satisfying. I highly recommend 'City in Amber'.