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A Conversation with Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

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The Penguin Bookshop Writers Series will host authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray to celebrate the launch of their novel.

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The Penguin Bookshop Writers Series will host authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray to celebrate the launch of their novel, The Personal Librarian! The conversation should last approximately one hour, and will conclude with a Q&A from the audience.

Tickets for this event include a signed copy of The Personal Librarian. As this is a publication-day event, the books will not be available for in-store pickup or shipped to attendees until the day of the event.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom, and advance registration is required.

ABOUT MARIE BENEDICT

Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator. A graduate of Boston College and the Boston University School of Law, she is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Carnegie's Maid, The Other Einstein, and Lady Clementine. All have been translated into multiple languages. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

ABOUT VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY

Victoria Christopher Murray is an acclaimed author with more than one million books in print. She has written more than twenty novels, including Stand Your Ground, a NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Fiction and a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

ABOUT THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian--who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection.

But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white--her complexion is dark because she is African American.

The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go--for the protection of her family and her legacy--to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

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