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The secret life of Violet Grant, Beatriz Williams

Label
The secret life of Violet Grant
Title
The secret life of Violet Grant
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Passion, redemption, and a battered old suitcase full of secrets: the New York Times-bestselling author of A Hundred Summers returns with another engrossing tale of lost love and female ambition that crosses generations. Manhattan, 1964. Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Mad Men world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her inexorably back into her family's past, and the hushed-over crime passionnel of an aunt she never knew, whose existence has been wiped from the record of history. Berlin, 1914. Violet Schuyler Grant endures her marriage to the philandering and decades-older scientist Dr. Walter Grant for one reason: for all his faults, he provides the necessary support to her liminal position as a young American female physicist in prewar Germany. The arrival of Dr. Grant's magnetic former student at the beginning of Europe's fateful summer interrupts this delicate detente. Lionel Richardson, a captain in the British Army, challenges Violet to escape her husband's perverse hold, and as the world edges into war and Lionel's shocking true motives become evident, Violet is tempted to take the ultimate step to set herself free and seek a life of her own conviction with a man whose cause is as audacious as her own. As the iridescent and fractured Vivian digs deeper into her aunt's past and the mystery of her ultimate fate, Violet's story of determination and desire unfolds, shedding light on the darkness of her years abroad and teaching Vivian to reach forward with grace for the ambitious future--and the love--she wants most"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I55643
LC item number
S43 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The secret life of Violet Grant, Beatriz Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1525681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
436 pages :
Isbn
9780399162176
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1525681
  • (Sirsi) 1525681
  • (OCoLC)861068905
Label
The secret life of Violet Grant, Beatriz Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1525681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
436 pages :
Isbn
9780399162176
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1525681
  • (Sirsi) 1525681
  • (OCoLC)861068905

Library Locations

    • Hamilton-Wenham Public LibraryBorrow it
      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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