Fiona Davis will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ The Lions of Fifth Avenue

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Fiona Davis, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Chelsea Girls, will Present her New Hardcover Novel The Lions of Fifth Avenue.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT FIONA DAVIS:  Fiona Davis is the Nationally Bestselling Author of The Dollhouse, The Address, The Masterpiece, and The Chelsea Girls.  She lives in New York City and is a Graduate of the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the Columbia Journalism School.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  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 2 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 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 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-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.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  Fiona Davis, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Chelsea Girls, will Present her New Hardcover Novel The Lions of Fifth Avenue, followed by a discussion with the audience.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Fiona Davis will Autograph her New Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at or prior to this Author Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events/Speaker-Series or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Fiona Davis's Books for Sale at this Author Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

The Publication & Sale Date for the Hardcover of The Lions of Fifth Avenue is Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis.


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