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The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel

Davis, Fiona 1966- (author.).

Summary: It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more--her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their young family to live in an apartment within the grand building. But Laura wants more, and when she discovers the Heterodoxy Club--a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on women's rights--Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threathening 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-averse 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. -- back cover

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  • ISBN: 1524744638
  • ISBN: 9781524744632
  • Physical Description: print
    376 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2021.

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General Note:
Includes Reading Group Guide.
Subject: New York Public Library Fiction
Grandmothers Fiction
Libraries New York (State) New York Fiction
Book thefts Fiction
New York (N.Y.) History 20th century Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College. (Show)
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