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The masterpiece: a novel

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display_description"For 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 quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as 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. Nearly 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"--
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subject_facetDetective and mystery fiction
Divorced women -- Fiction
Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Masterpiece, Artistic -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction
Nineteen twenties -- Fiction
Women artists -- Fiction
title_displayThe masterpiece : a novel
title_fullThe masterpiece : a novel / Fiona Davis
title_shortThe masterpiece
title_suba novel
topic_facetDivorced women
Investigation
Masterpiece, Artistic
Missing persons
Nineteen seventies
Nineteen twenties
Women artists