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City in Amber

City in Amber

(2007)
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The writing in Jay Atkinson's City in Amber is so fine that even the malevolent characters inhabiting his Lawrence, Massachusetts, eke out a moment of compassion from the reader. And in the background, the world-class Ayer Clock Tower ticks on and on . . . edging toward the scattered conflagration that will plague Lawrence in the 70's.

In City in Amber, Atkinson has created a compelling story of Lawrence, Massachusetts, a planned industrial city built around the cloth and garment industry, moving from the city's construction and founding before the American Civil War to the sporadic conflagrations that plagued Lawrence in the 1990's. The writing in Atkinson's novel is so fine that even the downright evil characters manage to eke out a moment of sympathy from the reader - not to mention the laughter and sadness his other characters evoke. And 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 an amazing cast of characters and plots, just as it offers an entirely pleasurable and leisurely read.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: City in Amber
Author(s): Jay Atkinson
ISBN: 1-931982-95-3 / 978-1-931982-95-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Livingston Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: City in Amber
Author(s): Jay Atkinson
ISBN: 1-931982-96-1 / 978-1-931982-96-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Livingston Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: City in Amber
Author(s): Jay Atkinson
Publisher: Livingston Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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