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The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) (edição 2020)

por Fiona Davis (Autor)

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Fiction. Literature. Mystery. Historical Fiction. HTML: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
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Título:The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel)
Autores:Fiona Davis (Autor)
Informação:Dutton (2020), 365 pages
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Going back and forth in a time frame was confusing. It begins with a family living in an apartment in the NY Public Library as the father is a caretaker there. Some valuable books go missing. In the back and forth with then and now, a mystery is solved EVENTUALLY. I thought it could have been faster. I liked the story but not how it was told. ( )
  LivelyLady | Jan 14, 2024 |
Fiona Davis always writes about an interesting historical building. In this novel it is the New York Public Library. Reading about this glamorous structure, the apartment tucked inside it and the family who lived there was terribly interesting . Also interesting was Sadie the modern day curator of old literary artifacts who tells us about rare, important historical documents like a Shakespeare folio and the last entry in Virginia Woolf’s diary Plus there are parallels between the family of the superintendent and Sadie who us related to them. Plus both centuries have experienced theft of old , valuable books so there is a mystery to solve in this novel.
My only complaint is the simplicity of Davis’s writing. Almost childish or more for junior readers. ( )
  Smits | Dec 16, 2023 |
An enjoyable easy read, well plotted.
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  jjbinkc | Aug 27, 2023 |
Although THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE is a novel meant for adult readers, the writing style is too young adult for my taste. This story is about adults rather than teenagers, and as far as I can tell, this, alone, distinguishes it from YA. Dialogue, especially, is off; to me, it often sounds a bit formal, not the way people normally talk.

But many adults like what I call "YA writing style." Proof of this fact is that THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE was a Good Morning America book club pick. It is true, the story (or, more accurately, stories) is a good one.

THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE is two stories. One is about Laura Lyons, whose husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library in 1913. The other is about her granddaughter, Sadie Donovan, a curator at the New York Public Library in 1993. In alternating chapters, we learn more about the circumstances of Laura and Sadie. Honestly, I was bored at first.

Later, though, valuable books are stolen from the library in both Laura's and Sadie's stories. So there are mysteries to solve: who did it and how? Better yet, both stories are connected by one of the thefts.

Although the writing style in THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE did not grab me, the stories did. ( )
  techeditor | Aug 15, 2023 |
An enjoyable historical mystery with lots of intrigue set in two different timelines (about 80 years apart) and about the same family. The 1913 timeline provides an interesting look at society and women's rights. 4.25/5 ( )
  gianouts | Jul 5, 2023 |
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Fiction. Literature. Mystery. Historical Fiction. HTML: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

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