Concordia is excited to announce that in collaboration with Friends of the Bronxville Public Library, author Fiona Davis will return to the Books & Coffee series on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM. Last year Davis spoke to a sell-out crowd in Sommer Center, but this year the event will come to fans virtually. Registration is required to receive the Zoom information.
The best-selling author will discuss her new book, "The Lions of Fifth Avenue,” which Good Morning America selected as its August Book Club Pick and was recently reviewed for BookTrib by Claudia Keenan, author of a history of the Bronxville School: “In the world’s fastest growing city, where well over a dozen daily newspapers were read by more than five million people, the year 1914 burst forth with the Great War and battles over modernism and women’s rights. While immigrants lived in stifling squalor on the Lower East Side, the lingering Gilded Age millionaires and new industrialists dispensed extraordinary philanthropy. Two of the institutions they created — the New York Public Library and the Columbia Journalism School — play important roles in Fiona Davis’s new novel, “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” (Dutton).” “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” was featured in the New York Post as a Best Book of the Week (July 18) and Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review: “The characters and story are stellar, but the real star of the show is the library, which Davis evokes beautifully.”
Register here and you will be sent the Zoom link on the day of the event.
If you live locally, please visit our good friends at Womrath in Bronxville to pick up your copy of the book. Support our local bookshop!