The Lions Of Fifth Avenue
ISBN: 1524744638
EAN13: 9781524744632
Language: English
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.78" H x 8" L x 5.31" W
Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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 from discovering 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. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, Read More chevron_right

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Ever since I read The Address, Fiona Davis has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Each of her books have interesting female characters, complex multi-layered relationships and are centered around an iconic building.

The Lions of Fifth Avenue begins in 1913 with Laura Lyons and her family. Her husband Jack Lyons is the superintendent of the New York Public Library and their family resides in an apartment inside the Library. Laura dreams of going back to school to become a journalist while Jack spends all his extra time penning his novel. Laura can't believe her good fortune when she is awarded a scholarship and can finally begin her studies. Laura wants her reporting to make a difference and draw attention to issues important to women.

In 1993, Sadie Donovan is serving as an assistant curator for the Berg Collection housed in the New York library. Sadie hasn't made public her connection as granddaughter of the famous essayist Laura Lyons, and she hopes to possibly find something yet unpublished from her grandmother in order to secure her position as curator. Things quickly become complicated as precious works from the collection turn up missing with no easy explanation for their whereabouts and putting Sadie's precarious position in even more jeopardy.

I truly loved this novel. Fiona Davis writes novels that make me feel like I took a trip to New York and traveled through time as well. The library setting is perfect for any book lover. I treasure her unique characters and the way each character develops over the pages. As always, I am already eagerly awaiting her next novel as I know it will have a spot on my favorites shelf. Highly recommend!
 
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