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LocationMt Jewett
TitleThe lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel / Fiona Davis.
AuthorDavis, Fiona, 1966- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC DAV40778000015126AvailableMt Jewett

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1524744611
International Standard Book Number 9781524744618 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Personal Name Davis, Fiona, 1966- author.
Title Statement The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel / Fiona Davis.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Dutton, [2020]
Physical Description 354 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life-her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she finds herself drawn to Greenwich Village's new bohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club-a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-adverse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage-truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject New York Public Library Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women New York (State) New York Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Davis, Fiona, 1966- First edition. New York : Dutton, [2020] Lions of Fifth Avenue (DLC) 2019057270 9781524744625

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