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The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel / Fiona Davis.

Davis, Fiona, 1966- (author.).

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  • 3 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Slater Public Library - Griswold.

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4 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Slater Public Library - Griswold LP DAV (Text to phone) 31252140647777 Adult New Large Type Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593285980
  • ISBN: 9780593285985
  • ISBN: 9780593285985 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0593285980 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780593285985
  • ISBN: 0593285980
  • ISBN: 9781648380457
  • ISBN: 164838045X
  • Physical Description: 446 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The Good Morning America book club"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
A New York Public Library superintendent's wife reevaluates her priorities upon joining a woman's suffrage group in 1913, decades before her granddaughter's efforts to save an exhibit expose tragic family secrets.
1913. Laura Lyons's husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building. But Laura wants more, and applies to the Columbia Journalism School. As her studies take her all over the city, she finds herself drawn to Greenwich Village's 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. When valuable books are stolen at the library, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on. Eighty years later, 1993. Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, famous essayist Laura Lyons. Her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Things 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. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: New York Public Library > Fiction.
Grandmothers > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Libraries > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Book thefts > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Large type books.

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The Lions of Fifth Avenue : A Novel
The Lions of Fifth Avenue : A Novel
by Davis, Fiona
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The Lions of Fifth Avenue : A Novel


In nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roil the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and a New York Times bestseller! "A page-turner for booklovers everywhere! . . . A story of family ties, their lost dreams, and the redemption that comes fromdiscovering truth."-Adriana Trigiani,bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife In New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. 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 is 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. And 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-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.

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