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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Book: The Lions of Fifth Avenue

 Book: The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Author: Fiona Davis

Pages: 365

This is my 82nd read of the year

This story is about Laura Lyons and Sadie Donovan.  Laura - a mother, wife and hopeful journalist student in 1913 lives in the New York Public Library with her family.  Her husband works there as the superintendent and the apartment in the library is their home.  Laura applies to the Columbia Journalism school and gets in.  While a student her life is turned upside down when she is introduced to the Heterodoxy Club - an all female group who is fighting for women's rights.  When valuable books are taken from the library, Laura's husband is blamed and Laura is left trying to figure out what really happened.

83 years later, her granddaughter, Sadie, is a curator for the Library.  As books start to disappear, Sadie and one of her colleagues are blamed.  Teaming up with a private security officer, she is determined to not only prove her innocence, but solve the crime.  

This was an okay book.  I liked the mysteries of both time periods but the characters were just lacking for me.  I didn't find them very likable.  It is a pretty man hating book - very women centered.  Not that this is a bad thing, but i dislike when an author makes every man awful.  Stuck with it to the end to see how it resolved.

Stars: 3

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