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The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis

Label
The masterpiece : a novel
Title
The masterpiece
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Davis
Creator
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."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1966-
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Davis, Fiona
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
  • Women artists
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Sexism
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 430)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
430 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525632962
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 296753
  • 884839
Label
The masterpiece : a novel, Fiona Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 430)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
430 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525632962
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 296753
  • 884839

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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