I thought this would be a tell-all book about Julio Lobo, who made, and lost, his fortune during the sugar heyday in Cuba before the reign of Castro. While Lobo is interweaved into the book, the author focuses on the history of Cuba before and after Castro.
This is the story of the inventor, Edward Muybridge, who invented the first moving pictures, and the tycoon, Leland Stanford, who built the railroad in California. Both were unlikely friends at the time the west was wild and fortunes could be made over night. Stanford was a governor, senator and robber baron. Muybridge was a photographer who was famous for his pictures as well as murdering his wife's lover.
"No longer indispensable, no longer assured of our old carefully crafted identities, no longer beautiful in the way we were at twenty or thirty or forty, we are hungry and searching nonetheless." - Katrina Kenison in Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment
It is the summer of 1936, and the water is rising around the town of Yuneetah, Tenn. The Tennessee Valley Authority has dammed the Long Man River to fill a reservoir for hydroelectric power. What happens when someone decides to stay?
The Lightkeepers | Abby Geni | January 12th 2016 | he Lightkeepers upends the traditional structure of a mystery novel —an isolated environment, a limited group of characters who might not be trustworthy, a death that may or may not have been accidental, a balance of discovery and action —while also exploring wider themes of the natural world, the power of loss, and the nature of recovery. It is a luminous debut novel from a talented and provocative new writer. #fiction #2016
Gil was WWI flyer, Cora a rich girl and Henry a poor German boy. They all meet when Gil lands his plane in a field near Cora's house. Against Gil's better judgement, the three join together to be a barnstorming trio. Set in the 1920's during the age of aviation history.