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The lions of Fifth Avenue: a novel
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Published:
New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2020].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
354 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Boulder Junction Adult Fiction
FIC DAV

Description

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. 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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Boulder Junction Adult Fiction
FIC DAV
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Apr 15, 2024
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Ashland Adult Fiction
DAVIS
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Apr 16, 2024
Cable Adult Fiction
FIC DAV
Available
Feb 26, 2024
Eagle River Adult Fiction
FIC DAV
Available
Apr 16, 2024
Hayward Adult And Young Adult Fiction
DAV
Due Jul 18, 2024
Hurley Adult Fiction
F Dav
Available
Apr 16, 2024
Lac Courte Oreilles Adult Fiction
FICTION DAVIS
Available
Jun 30, 2022
Land O Lakes Adult Fiction
FIC DAV
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Aug 28, 2023
Mellen Adult Fiction
DAV
Available
Apr 16, 2024
Mercer Adult Fiction
F DAV
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Apr 16, 2024
Presque Isle Adult Fiction
F Dav
Available
Apr 16, 2024
Sayner Adult Fiction
DAVIS
Due Jul 22, 2024
Spooner Adult Fiction
F DAV
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May 9, 2024
Webster Adult Fiction
FIC DAV HC
Available
Nov 18, 2021

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781524744618, 1524744611

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Davis, F. (2020). The lions of Fifth Avenue: a novel. New York, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Davis, Fiona, 1966-. 2020. The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel. New York, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Davis, Fiona, 1966-, The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel. New York, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Davis, Fiona. The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel. New York, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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