September, 2016: More Praise For “The Seventh Generation”
“A powerful reflection that in some ways represents the coming of age of youngsters and America alike… What is the true legacy of generations past? The Seventh Generation deftly charts the process of change, evolution, and growth through characters that move from childhood to adult concerns and the specter of a “New Buffalo.”
Coming this Fall from No Frills Buffalo
Shot from the cannon of upheaval that was the 1960s, Ernie the Pro and his Great Lakes hometown are on trajectories that move anything but straight ahead into a new century. “The Seventh Generation” traces the interconnected paths of a popular mayor who struggles with his tragic flaws; three boys who grow up to become leaders; and the fortunes of their city, the embers of whose past “golden age” will give way to the possible birth of the next one. DiGrazie explores the longings of a generation or two of Americans who left the cities and burgs of the Rust Belt for ‘greener pastures.’
Excerpts of what fellow author and “all things Buffalo” aficionado Michael Rizzo wrote about “The Seventh Generation” after seeing a pre-publication draft:
“I started reading the book to my wife and son… We were pleasantly surprised by the characters and imagery. Dave creatively wove history, crime, politics, coming of age, and Native American culture into an easy-to-read story with characters you want to know more about. His use of history works nicely… by the time the novel was completed, I missed my hometown. Dave wrote a great story and I hope many more people get to experience it.”
It’s Really (Finally!) Going to Happen
Look for more news in the next few weeks as “The Seventh Generation” nears its release date.