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The Personal Librarian by Victoria Christopher Murray

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The Personal Librarian, June 2021
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Wrath, January 2021
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Envy, June 2018
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Sinners & Saints, November 2012
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Destiny's Divas, June 2012
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Sinners And Saints, January 2012
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The Deal, The Dance, And The Devil, June 2011
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Sins Of The Mother, June 2010
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Lady Jasmine, June 2009
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Veronique, March 2009
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Diamond, March 2008
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Grown Folks Business, June 2005
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Temptation, October 2001
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The Personal Librarian, June 2021
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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, January 2021
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Lady Clementine, January 2020
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The Only Woman in the Room, January 2019
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Carnegie's Maid, October 2018
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
Carnegie's Maid, January 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
The Other Einstein, September 2017
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
The Other Einstein, October 2016
Hardcover / e-Book

The Personal Librarian
Victoria Christopher Murray, Marie Benedict

Berkley
June 2021
On Sale: June 1, 2021
Featuring: Belle da Costa Greene
352 pages
ISBN: 0593101537
EAN: 9780593101537
Kindle: B08HL999ZD
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Fiction | Historical

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. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont 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 a 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 to which 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.

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