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"The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian-who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white-her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go-for the protection of her family and her legacy-to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives"--

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  • 3 of 75 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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45 current holds with 75 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31000151270017
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12/14/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC BEN (Text)
New Book
31002150817780
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12/01/2021
Bedford Hills Free Library BENEDICT (Text)
New Book
31003151577811
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12/14/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31036150951603
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31004151780736
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12/01/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31005153448719
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12/05/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
Express Item
31005153449097
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Croton Free Library FICTION/BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31006151829306
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12/12/2021
Dobbs Ferry Public Library BENEDICT (Text)
New Book
31007151411921
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12/13/2021
Eastchester Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31008152473340
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
Fiction
31008152473431
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11/30/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31009154804763
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12/14/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31009154804771
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12/13/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31009154812527
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12/17/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31009154812535
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12/13/2021
Harrison Public Library BENEDICT, M. (Text)
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31010300255132
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Harrison Public Library BENEDICT, M. (Text)
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31010300256395
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12/17/2021
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library EXPRESS FICTION BENEDICT B&T (Text)
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31011151411402
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12/11/2021
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31011151411337
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12/13/2021
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31011151427507
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12/06/2021
Hendrick Hudson Free Library BENEDICT, MARIE (Text)
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31016151749131
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12/16/2021
Hendrick Hudson Free Library BENEDICT, MARIE (Text)
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31016151752150
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library BENEDICT, MARIE (Text)
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31016151773891
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Irvington Public Library FIC BENEDICT, M (Text)
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31012154370181
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John C. Hart Memorial Library BENEDICT (Text)
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31030154975932
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12/10/2021
John C. Hart Memorial Library BENEDICT (Text)
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31030155027550
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12/11/2021
Katonah Village Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31013151927320
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Katonah Village Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31013151927569
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11/22/2021
Larchmont Public Library BENEDICT (Text)
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31014152761551
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12/12/2021
Lewisboro Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
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31032151415649
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12/14/2021
Mamaroneck Public Library District HISTORICAL FICTION (Text)
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31015152569928
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11/23/2021
Mamaroneck Public Library District HISTORICAL FICTION (Text)
New Book
31015152615069
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Mamaroneck Public Library District HISTORICAL FICTION (Text)
Express Item
31015152615093
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31017100342382
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12/08/2021
Mount Pleasant Branch Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
New Book
31024250572420
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12/01/2021
Mount Pleasant Branch Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
New Book
31024250630434
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11/30/2021
Mount Pleasant Branch Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
New Book
31024250726273
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12/06/2021
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
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31024153761930
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11/24/2021
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
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31024153761948
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
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31024153761955
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
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31024153762110
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12/03/2021
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC BENEDICT (Text)
New Book
31024153762128
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12/11/2021
Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31018155613214
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12/16/2021
New Rochelle Public Library BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31019156725429
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12/04/2021
North Castle Public Library FIC BEN (Text)
New Fiction
31001152001187
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12/11/2021
North White Plains Branch FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31001250767531
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12/15/2021
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021101896073
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11/17/2021
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FICTION BENEDICT (Text)
New Fiction
31025152525077
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Pound Ridge Library District FIC BENEDICT (Text)
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31026151030291
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Purchase Free Library NEWFIC BENEDICT (Text)
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31027150630339
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