Summer Reading Club reviews

From Adele Gresser

Title/Author
T’IS FRANK MC CORT

FRANK LEAVES IRELAND IN SEARCH OF FINANCIAL GAINS IN A NEW LIFE. HE IS AWKWARD WOTH RED TARING EYES AND A THICK BROGUE. IN NY HE GETS A JOB AS A LOWLY EMPLOYEE AT THE BELLMORE HOTELHOPING TO MAKE MONEY TO GO TO COLLEGE. AFTER WPRKING AT MENIAL JOBS HE EVENTUSALLY GETS ACCEPTED IN COLLEGE. HE BECOMES A TEACHER AT A NONACADEMIC SCHOOL. HIS BROGUE MAKES IT DIFFICULT WITH HIS STUDENTS. THEY [LOW LIFE] TORTURE HIM, WON’T READ REQIIRED BOOKS BUT DO FINALLY ACCEPT TO READ CHILDREN’S TALES. HE MEETS A LADY. THET FALL IN LOVE, MARRY AND HAVE A DAUGHTER. THE LIFE IS HARD ESPECIALLY WITH CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL CALLING HIM.

Title/Author
THE ORGAN GRINDERMAAN MEYERS

THIS IS A HISTRICAL NOVEL WITH RAPIDLY HAPPENINGS IN 1899. TWO BRUTAL MURDERS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. THE FIRST WAS DELIA SWANN WHO WAS A YOUNG PROSTITUTE WORKING IN MADAME SOPHIE’S ESTABLISHMENT. NO JEWELRY WAS FOUND ON HE EVEN THOUGH SOPHIE SAID SHE ALWAYS WORE A HEART SHAPED LOCKET. EWSTHER, A PHOTOGRAPHER, JHAD TAKEN PICTURES OF DELIA WEARING HER NECKLACE. WHAT WAS ITS SIGNIFICANCE/ at the turn of the century numerous stiletto murders WERE DONE BY THE ORGAN GRINDER. WHY/ ESTHER AND SOPHIE WERE IN DANGER BECAUSE OF THE LOCKET. THIS FAST PACED HISTORICAL THRILLER OFFERS UP THE HISTORY OF N.Y. ARISTOCRATS, TAMINY HALL POLITICIANS AND THE BEGINNING OF THE MAFIA CALLED THE BLACK HAND THEN.

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