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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 The Lions of Fifth Avenue

About the Author: Fiona Davis

Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of historical novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including THE CHELSEA GIRLS and THE ADDRESS She began her career in New York City as an actress, working on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater After getting a master s degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down to write fiction Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she s based in New York City Visit her at, FionaDavisAuthor and on Instagram and Twitter fionajdavis.

10 thoughts on “The Lions of Fifth Avenue

  1. Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) says:

    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 yea

  2. Susan Susan says:

    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

  3. DeAnn DeAnn says:

    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 re

  4. Cindy Burnett Cindy Burnett says:

    Set in the beautiful and historic New York Public Library, The Lions of Fifth Avenue is a dual timeline tale about two women living 80 years apart who both must deal with the theft of valuable books from t

  5. Christina Kline Christina Kline says:

    Fiona Davis is at the top of her form in this captivating historical novel about a family who lives inside the stone fortress known as New York Public Library in the early years of the twentieth century The m

  6. Samantha Samantha says:

    I m impressed that Fiona Davis can keep churning out novels at this pace while maintaining this level of quality Davis sticks to her standard format of dual female narrator dual timeline and focusing on a specif

  7. MicheleReader MicheleReader says:

    Fiona Davis has done it again The Lions of Fifth Avenue is a wonderful book It brings together all the elements that makes every one of Ms Davis books a treasure a dual timeline, strong female characters, an intric

  8. MaryBeth& MaryBeth& says:

    Fiona Davis is back with a new novel set to debut in July I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from Dutton Books in exchange for an honest review Thank you so much Dutton Books I absolutely loved this book Ther

  9. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Once again, Fiona Davis has written an interesting novel whose setting is located in one of New York City s landmark buildings The Lions of Fifth Avenue immerses the reader into the history of the venerable New York Publ

  10. Lynda Loigman Lynda Loigman says:

    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 ye

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