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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: F Davis
Author: Davis, Fiona,
Title: The address :
Remainder of title: a novel /
Summary, etc. note: "Fiona Davis, author ofThe Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota, New York City's most famous residence. After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise aboveone'sstation. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else. and is living in The Dakota with his wife and three young children. In 1985, Bailey Camdenis desperate for new opportunities. Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin"Melinda--Camden's biologicalgreat-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in. and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head. With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel that peels back the layers of not only a famed institution, but the lives --and lies--of the beating hearts within"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781524741990 (hardback)
International Standard Book Number: 9781524742010 (trade paperback)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3604.A95695
Item number: A64 2017
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.6
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: FIC014000
Classification number: FIC022000
Classification number: FIC019000
Dates associated with a name: 1966-,
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Fiona Davis.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Dutton
Date of publication: 2017
: New York, New York :
: Dutton,
: [2017]
Extent: 354 pages ; 24 cm.
Dimensions: 24 cm
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: text
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Source of acquisition: Donation 04/23/2018
Purchase price: $ 26.00
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: FICTION / Historical.
Subject: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
Subject: FICTION / Literary.
Main entry heading: Davis, Fiona, 1966-, author.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
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Record control number: (DLC) 2017005989
International Standard Book Number: 9781524742003
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