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The Resource The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis

The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis

Label
The masterpiece : a novel
Title
The masterpiece
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as the brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist." Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded--even while juggling the affections of two men, a wealthy would-be poet and a brilliant experimental painter--Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene. Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life. Full of grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers who roam the floor, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort"--
Summary
A recently divorced information-booth worker stumbles on an abandoned art school within a crumbling Grand Central Terminal before learning the story of a talented woman artist who went missing 50 years earlier
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Fiona
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781524742959
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017060556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015848681
Label
The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781524742959
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017060556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015848681

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