(PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis


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    Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis 35 stars I’ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn’t know the history of it only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in This story gave me some of that background I was drawn to Fiona Davis’ novel mainly because I enjoy reading about historic New York City and most of this story takes place t

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis THE MASTERPIECE is about two women fifty years apart whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s on the verge of the Great Depression and later at risk of bei

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis Fiona Davis á 9 Read 45 starsThe Masterpiece is Fiona Davis’ best book to date and I have loved all three of her books New York City is one of my favorite places to visit and each of Davis’ books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city The Masterpiece focuses on Grand Central Terminal I ne

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    Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book The Address The action goes back and forth between 1920s New

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    Fiona Davis á 9 Read Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis EXCERPT New York City April 1928Clara Darden's illustration class at the Grand Central School of Art tucked under the cop

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis 4 stars After loving Fiona Davis’ previous novel The Address I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece This book was told in two POV‘s Clara and Virginia 50 years apart I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history especially the Grand Central School of Art in the late 1920’s and early ‘30’s Ms Davis really does a great job in her historical storytelling I learn a

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    Read The Masterpiece (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis 35 engaging starsThis was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course being a former New York girl I was so enticed by its setting that of New York's Grand Central terminal The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the biggest construction project in New York's history up to that time T

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    Read The Masterpiece (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day and Virginia needed to work since she had been recently divorced Since Virg

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    Read The Masterpiece Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis Fiona Davis á 9 Read Enjoyable and entertaining read I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was uite intriguing Full review to follow shortly Traveling Sisters Read

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    Fiona Davis á 9 Read Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis (PDF/EPUB) [The Masterpiece] Ô Fiona Davis Thank goodness for jury duty allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one si

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Masterpiece
  • Fiona Davis
  • English
  • 17 April 2020
  • 9781524742959

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Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis Fiona Davis á 9 Read Read The Masterpiece ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 Recently divorced she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college age daughter Ruby But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor hidden under the dust her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay She embarks on a uest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 19. Enjoyable and entertaining read I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was uite intriguing Full review to follow shortly Traveling Sisters Read

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Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis Fiona Davis á 9 Read Read The Masterpiece ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub R 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 And even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to comeNearly 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. EXCERPT New York City April 1928Clara Darden s illustration class at the Grand Central School of Art tucked under the copper eaves of the terminal was unaffected by the trains that rumbled through ancient layers of Manhattan schist hundreds of feet below But somehow a surprise visit from Mr Lorette the school s director had the disruptive power of a locomotive weighing in at thousands of tons Even before Mr Lorette was a factor Clara had been anxious about the annual faculty exhibition set to open at six o clock that evening Her first show in New York City and everyone important in the art and editorial worlds would be there She d been working on her illustrations for months now knowing this might be her only chance She asked her class to begin work on an alternate cover design for Virginia Woolf s latest book and the four ladies dove in eagerly while Wilbur the only male and something of a rake to boot sighed loudly and rolled his eyes Gertrude the most studious of the five members was so offended by Wilbur s lack of respect that she threatened to toss a jar of turpentine at him They were still arguing vociferously when Mr Lorette waltzed in Never mind that these were all adults not children Whenever Wilbur made a ruckus it had the unfortunate effect of lowering the entire class s maturity level by a decade More often than not Clara was strong enough to restore order before things went too far But Mr Lorette seemed possessed of a miraculous talent for sensing the rare occasions during which Clara lost control of the room and he could usually be counted upon to choose such times to wander by and assess her skills as an educator ABOUT THIS BOOK In her latest captivating novel nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal where two very different women fifty years apart strive to make their mark on a world set against themFor 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 uite differentFor 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 And even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to comeNearly 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 Recently divorced she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college age daughter Ruby But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor hidden under the dust her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay She embarks on a uest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931MY THOUGHTS I was excited to begin listening to The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis I have listened to both The Dollhouse and The Address and loved them both But immediately I found the narrator s voice and delivery to be annoying Smug is the word that comes to mind Why oh why did they change narrators I far preferred Saskia Maarleveld And then as I got into the story I had the thought that this was just like the other two books exactly the same format just change names and locations Kind of like writing by numbers I had trouble warming to either of the main characters Clara in the late 1920 s and Virginia in the 70 s There seemed to be a lot of extraneous material in the plot that could have been done without and not harmed the storyline I did enjoy the twist at the end In retrospect I may have enjoyed The Masterpiece had I read it rather than listened to it I think my dislike of the narrator may have soured the whole experience for me I am not ruling out reading the book at some point in the future to see if I enjoy it and I will definitely read by this author But the operative word here is read not listen 5THE AUTHOR Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of THE MASTERPIECE THE DOLLHOUSE and THE ADDRESS She began her career in New York City as an actress where she worked on Broadway off Broadway and in regional theater After getting a master s degree at Columbia Journalism School she fell in love with writing leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction DISCLOSURE I listened to the audiobook version of The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis narrated by Cassandra Campbell published by Penguin Audio via OverDrive All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my webpage

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Read & Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Fiona Davis Fiona Davis á 9 Read Read The Masterpiece ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In her latest captivating novel nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal where two very different women fifty years apart strive to make their mark on a world set against themFor 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 uite differentFor 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 fo. 35 stars I ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn t know the history of it only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in This story gave me some of that background I was drawn to Fiona Davis novel mainly because I enjoy reading about historic New York City and most of this story takes place there in 1920 s as well the nearer history of the 1970 s In the dual narratives we come to know the characters of two strong women Clara was a struggling artist and instructor of illustration at the Grand Central School of Art which was in the terminal in the 1920 s She struggles for acceptance of her illustrations as art but mostly as a woman trying to gain a place in the art world dominated by men Virginia is struggling to get by after the breakup of her marriage of 19 years She takes a job at the Grand Central Terminal at the Information desk Their stories alternate and connect when Virginia stumbles on the old Art School and finds a drawing that she connects to a painting in an art catalog she has seen So there s a mystery there are romantic liaisons for both Clara and Virginia and in the 1970 s section the possibility looming that the terminal may be demolished if it isn t given Landmark Status It was interesting to learn the role that Jackie Onassis played in that fightOverall I enjoyed the novel I usually find myself liking the past story than the modern one in these dual time frame narratives but I found myself interested in both of them I think Davis does a great job of depicting the times It s a good story a pat ending but I was glad to have read it It came at a good time after reading some heavier books This was my second Traveling Sister Read Thanks ladies for a good discussion I received an advanced copy of this book from Dutton through Edelweiss