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The lions of Fifth Avenue : a novel

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First edition.

"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 newbohemia, 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"--

Available copies

  • 8 of 60 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

21 current holds with 60 total copies.

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Book 1 Large Print Book 1 English 2 All formats and editions 2
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Ardsley Public Library FICTION DAVIS (Text)
New Book
31000151254912
Checked out
02/22/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC DAV (Text)
New Book
31002150807476
Checked out
02/20/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC DAV (Text)
New Book
31002150849882
In transit
-
Bedford Hills Free Library DAVIS (Text)
New Book
31003151566038
Checked out
02/24/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION DAVIS (Text)
New Fiction
31036150935358
In transit
-
Bronxville Public Library FICTION DAVIS (Text)
New Fiction
31004151753014
Checked out
02/25/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION DAVIS (Text)
Fiction
31005153632270
Checked out
02/26/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION DAVIS (Text)
New Fiction
31005500426798
On holds shelf
-
Croton Free Library FICTION/DAVIS (Text)
New Fiction
31006151794096
Available
-
Dobbs Ferry Public Library DAVIS (Text)
New Book
31007151385117
In transit
-
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