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The Resource The dollhouse, Fiona Davis

The dollhouse, Fiona Davis

Label
The dollhouse
Title
The dollhouse
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The Dollhouse. That's what we boys like to call it. The Barbizon Hotel for Women, packed to the rafters with pretty little dolls. Just like you." Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side-by-side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success in the 1950s, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past. When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong--a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist--not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.A95695
LC item number
D65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The dollhouse, Fiona Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934676874
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781101984994
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)934676874
Label
The dollhouse, Fiona Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934676874
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781101984994
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)934676874

Library Locations

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      786 Washington Street, Canton, MA, 02021, US
      42.158579 -71.145156
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