Skip to main content

You are here

The Personal Librarian posted by Robyn

This historical fiction novel is loosely based on the little-known story of Belle de Costa Greene (aka Belle Marion Greener), personal librarian to J. Pierpont Morgan beginning in 1905.  Belle and J.P. made a remarkable duo as they acquired books, art and rare manuscripts for his personal collection in the newly built Morgan Library which would eventually open to the public.  Belle was a unique and powerful woman ahead of her time - she was a fixture in New York society, yet held a vital and dangerous secret about her true heritage as she passed as a white woman in a white male dominated world.  Belle’s own family was divided about “passing” and its implications.  The Personal Librarian was co-authored by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, who became good friends as they wrote it during recent pandemic times.  This book is also available in CD audio.

Add comment

Log in to post comments


Robyn’s Picks, Historical Fiction, Books to Audio

Translate Page