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The Chelsea girls / Fiona Davis.

Davis, Fiona, 1966- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

5 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library DAV (Text) 33500013103742 New Checked out 09/11/2019
Hawley Public Library DAV (Text) 33500013103759 New Checked out 08/23/2019
Hallock Public Library DAV (Text) 35500006201253 New Checked out 09/06/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524744588
  • ISBN: 1524744581
  • Physical Description: 358 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home-a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom.-- Publisher's description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    From trading lines on a 1945 USO tour in Naples to comparing character notes in the Chelsea Hotel in the 1960s, Hazel and Maxine have stories to spare. Their lives revolve around the theater. They've performed for everyone from men all too happy for a wartime distraction to upper-class theater patrons who know the script better than the actors themselves; they can't imagine living without an audience. Though they weren't instant friends, Hazel and Maxine have learned to lean on each other through comedies and tragedies on and off the stage. But when Maxine reveals a secret that threatens the integrity of their livelihood, Hazel isn't sure if she can ever overcome the betrayal. Davis (The Masterpiece, 2018) writes this compelling portrait of female friendship through some of the most dramatic decades in history, weaving true events, romance, intrigue, and the long-felt effects of blacklisting. The scope and scale of this sweeping novel will please historical fiction aficionados and fans of Chris Greenhalgh's Seducing Ingrid Bergman (2012) and Alexander Rosenberg's The Girl from Krakow (2015). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Masterpiece. She lives in New York City and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the Columbia Journalism School.

Subject: Chelsea Hotel > Fiction.
Blacklisting of entertainers > Fiction.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989 > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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