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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 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
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 21st 2020 by Dutton Books
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Fiona Davis Hi Joanne - best is to go through Netgalley, although it won’t be listed until Feb or March 2020. Still early days. Thanks a ton for your kind words…moreHi Joanne - best is to go through Netgalley, although it won’t be listed until Feb or March 2020. Still early days. 😉Thanks a ton for your kind words and please let me know what you think. I’m excited to get it out in the world. (less)

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Selene
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lions of Fifth Avenue takes the reader to two different time periods; the first being 1913-14, and the second is 1993. In 1913, Laura Lyons lives in an apartment tucked away in the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. She resides there with her husband Jack, the library superintendent, and her two young children, Harry and Pearl. Laura dreams of becoming a journalist, and gets accepted into the Columbia University School of Journalism’s one-year graduate program. She ...more
Susan Cordeiro
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable book. I have read others by this author and liked them all. This novel takes place in 2 time periods, but it is not confusing to follow. I loved the setting of the New York Public Library. A good book group novel for discussion!
Thank You NetGalley and the publisher
Rebecca Minnock
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Going from New York City in 1913 to 1993, and based in the New York Public Library, Davis's latest offering - The Lions of Fifth Avenue - is spellbinding! Back in 1913, rare books went missing whilst the Lyons family were in residence at the Library. Fast forward to 1993, books are once again going missing, and there is a clear link to what happened all those years ago.

The cast of characters, the plot, the intrinsic link between past and present were just superb, and I think this is probably my
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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 ...more