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The personal librarian / Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Available copies

  • 26 of 87 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

39 current holds with 87 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch FIC BENEDIC PER (Text) 34207002394402 Adult Fiction Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch FIC BENEDIC PER (Text) 34207002394147 Adult Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F BEN (Text) 37521531011692 AMPL Adult New Fiction Shelf Available -
Attica PL - Attica F BENEDICT, MARIE (Text) 74231000125185 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/16/2021
Benton Co PL - Fowler F BEN (Text) 34044001047461 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/10/2021
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC BEN (Text) 36803001150148 FICTION Checked out 08/14/2021
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell FIC BEN (Text) 38144000417289 Fiction Checked out 08/10/2021
Butler PL - Butler FIC BENEDI (Text) 73174005044176 Adult: Fiction Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City F Ben (Text) 76893000272034 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/21/2021
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC BENEDICT M (Text) 33118000197496 Adult: New Book Checked out 08/13/2021
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Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Good Morning America book club"--Cover.
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.
Pierpont Morgan Library > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Passing (Identity) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 1898-1951 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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