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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Benedict, Marie and Murray, Victoria Christopher
Title: The personal librarian
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593101537
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593101551
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3620.E75
Item number: P47 2021
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Penquin Random House
Date of publication: 2021
Projected publication date: 2106
: New York :
: Berkley,
: [2021]
Extent: 338pages
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 7/9/21
Purchase price: 27.00
Personal name: Greene, Belle da Costa
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Subject: Painful secret
Subject: JPMorgan
Subject: Racial identity
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Biographical fiction.
Personal name: Murray, Victoria Christopher,
Relator term: author.
Main entry heading: Benedict, Marie.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Berkley, [2021]
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Title: The personal librarian
Record control number: (DLC) 2020045267
International Standard Book Number: 9780593101551
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: xk04 2020-11-30 (TW Situational)
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