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KINDLE õ The Lions of Fifth Avenue ⛑ In nationally 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 piecesIt s , and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn t ask for 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 , 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 processEighty years later, in , 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 Fiona Davis has done it again Readers will love this fast paced and intricately plotted story, set in the NYC Public Library building David combines meticulous research with beautifully drawn characters for her best book yet Hidden within the grand architecture of the New York Public Library, Laura Lyons lives in an apartment with her husband and their children In 1913, Laura seems to have an idyllic life, but she yearns for the same passion that her husband has for his novel in progress Hoping to find her drive in life and help with her family s finances, Laura applies to the Columbia School of Journalism The search for stories takes her across the city, where she wants to go beyond the women s assignments Th Hidden within the grand architecture of the New York Public Library, Laura Lyons lives in an apartment with her husband and their children In 1913, Laura seems to have an idyllic life, but she yearns for the same passion that her husband has for his novel in progress Hoping to find her drive in life and help with her family s finances, Laura applies to the Columbia School of Journalism The search for stories takes her across the city, where she wants to go beyond the women s assignments This leads to Laura connecting with an old classmate who introduces her to the new bohemia in Greenwich Village where women discuss suffrage, politics, and traditional roles As Laura s world is expanding and changing, her home life threatens to fall apart when a string of thefts occur at the library Laura must choose her path forward or risk losing what she has always known.Sadie Donovan s dream job as a curator in the library s famous Berg Collection is disrupted when items for the upcoming exhibit begin to disappear, eighty years later in 1993 As she works to uncover the truth, Sadie must also grapple with her family history as the granddaughter of the famous feminist essayist Laura Lyons Teaming up with the library s private investigator leads Sadie to reveal shocking realities of her family s involvement in those thefts eighty years earlier Fiona Davis, best selling author of The Dollhouse, The Address, The Masterpiece, and The Chelsea Girls, delivers another carefully crafted historical fiction novel centered around a New York City landmark This story encompasses mystery, women s rights, and most of all a love for reading and books Having liked The Dollhouse by the same author, I was elated to receive an advance review copy of this her newest title.The story covers two resourceful heroines set eighty years apart.Sadie and Laura were related as granddaughter and grandmother but had never met They were also entwined through the historic New York Library and each had a significant impact in their respective time periods As Sadie currates an exhibit for trustees and benefactors, rare books disappear With her passion for the Having liked The Dollhouse by the same author, I was elated to receive an advance review copy of this her newest title.The story covers two resourceful heroines set eighty years apart.Sadie and Laura were related as granddaughter and grandmother but had never met They were also entwined through the historic New York Library and each had a significant impact in their respective time periods As Sadie currates an exhibit for trustees and benefactors, rare books disappear With her passion for the library, is she really under suspicion of theft Who is responsible for the irreplaceable items Eight decades earlier, Laura wrestles with her desire to pursue journalism with her role as a wife and mother Women s issues and the suffrage movement are gaining momentum and she s caught in a wave of change How will she adjust to her exposure to new ideals There s a lot going on in this book with family secrets buried by Sadie s mother about her grandmother s life It was a subject not to be discussed and the details died with her What happened so long ago I was absorbed into this book I loved reading about the prestigious New York Library and especially enjoyed the explanations and descriptions of how archived and rare books were stored and viewed I recommend it to historical fiction readers and those liking women s stories.Thank you to Edeweiss, Fiona Davis, and Dutton Books for my electronic review copy 4 New York Public Library starsThis was a fascinating historical novel with an amazing setting the New York Public Library Filled with compelling characters and the thefts of valuable books, this one really drew me in I loved learning that there once was a residence in the library for the superintendent and his family Hidden passageways and secrets swirled in both storylines of this one.The older storyline is set in 1913 and features Laura, her husband, and family who live in the New York P 4 New York Public Library starsThis was a fascinating historical novel with an amazing setting the New York Public Library Filled with compelling characters and the thefts of valuable books, this one really drew me in I loved learning that there once was a residence in the library for the superintendent and his family Hidden passageways and secrets swirled in both storylines of this one.The older storyline is set in 1913 and features Laura, her husband, and family who live in the New York Public Library apartment Things are going very well with her husband as superintendent and wrapping up his novel and Laura is attending journalism school only the second class with women at Columbia Laura has gotten involved with a women s group that causes her to question her place in the world and she fights for women s rights Then things start to fall apart when valuable books are being stolen from the library The second storyline is from 1993 and features Sadie, a librarian in the rare book collection area History is repeating itself when rare books and items are stolen and suspicion falls on Sadie A private detective is called in and the two try to get to the bottom of the thefts.I found the second half of this book to be heart breaking as things have really fallen apart for both families A fascinating look into history and the love of books This was my first read from Fiona Davis, but it won t be my last This was a fun buddy read with Susan.Thank you to Fiona Davis, Edelweiss, and Dutton for the early copy of this one to read Scheduled to release on 8.4.2020