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The personal librarian / Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Available copies

  • 0 of 6 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

Current holds

19 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library FICTION BENEDIC (Text) 50687011718429 Stacks Checked Out 08/06/2021
Albright Memorial Library FICTION BENEDIC (Text) 50686015734184 Stacks On Holds Shelf -
Library Express FICTION BENEDICT (Text) 50686090077442 Browsing Checked Out 08/11/2021
North Pocono Public Library FICTION BENEDIC (Text) 50691010924202 Adult Area Checked Out 08/09/2021
Taylor Community Library FICTION BENEDIC (Text) 50692010932849 Stacks On Holds Shelf -
Valley Community Library FICTION BENEDIC (Text) 50690011245971 Stacks On Holds Shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593101537
  • ISBN: 0593101537
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2021]

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General Note:
"A Good Morning America book club pick!"
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Greene, Belle da Costa > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Passing (Identity) > Fiction.
Racism > United States > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 1898-1951 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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