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The Resource The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Fiona Davis

The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Fiona Davis

Label
The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel
Title
The lions of Fifth Avenue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Davis
Title variation
Lions of 5th avenue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Fiona
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.A95695
LC item number
L56 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Public Library
  • Grandmothers
  • Libraries
  • Book thefts
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Fiona Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1126551806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781524744618
Lccn
2019057269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1126551806
  • (OCoLC)1126551806
Label
The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Fiona Davis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1126551806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781524744618
Lccn
2019057269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1126551806
  • (OCoLC)1126551806

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