Omaha-set novel 'Swan Gondola' offers something for everyone
"The Swan Gondola" by Timothy Schaffert
Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:24 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
The first sight of Omaha's Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition in 1898 took people's breath away: “everything white and shimmering as if chiseled from a salt lick — was like looking upon an ancient city before it fell.”
So writes Timothy Schaffert in his fifth novel,” The Swan Gondola” (Riverhead/Penguin, $27.95). As he has shown in his previous books, the Omaha writer can create wonderful word pictures that make the reader really see.
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Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:24 pm.