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LocationClark County
Call NoF Lapi
TitleBelle Greene / Alexandra Lapierre ; translated from the French by Tina Kover.
AuthorLapierre, Alexandra. author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101995574F Lapi6/23/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781609457587 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1609457587 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781787703827 (pbk.)
International Standard Book Number 1787703827 (pbk.)
Personal Name Lapierre, Alexandra. author.
Title Statement Belle Greene / Alexandra Lapierre ; translated from the French by Tina Kover.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Europa Editions, 2022.
Physical Description 524 pages, 16 unnumbered of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm.
General Note "First published in Paris by Flammarion in 2021."--Colophon.
Summary, Etc. New York in the 1900s. A young girl fascinated by rare books defies all odds and becomes the director of one of the country's most prestigious private libraries. It belongs to the magnate J.P. Morgan, darling of the international aristocracy and one of the city's richest men. Flamboyant, brilliant, beautiful, Belle is among New York society's most sought after intellectuals. She also hides a secret. Although she looks white, she is African American, the daughter of a famous black activist who sees her desire to hide her origins as the consummate betrayal. Torn between history's ineluctable imperatives and the freedom to belong to the society of her choosing, Belle's drama, which plays out in a violently racist America, is one that resonates forcefully, and illuminatingly even today.
Language note Translated from the French.
Subject-Personal Name Greene, Belle da Costa Fiction.
Subject-Corporate Name Pierpont Morgan Library Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Passing (Identity) United States Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American women librarians Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Racism against Black people United States Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Entry, Personal Name Kover, Tina A. translator.

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