The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray

352 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction historical challenging informative slow-paced

Description

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 ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,549 reviews

Moods

informative 75%
inspiring 57%
reflective 50%
emotional 40%
challenging 21%
hopeful 19%
sad 11%
adventurous 9%
tense 7%
lighthearted 3%
mysterious 3%
funny 2%
dark 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 40%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 27%

Average rating

3.88

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