Victoria Christopher Murray is back with another best-seller, and this time she has teamed up with historical fiction author Marie Benedict. The latest release from these authors, The Personal Librarian, tells the story of Belle da Costa Greene, the African-American, but also white-passing, personal librarian to J.P. Morgan. The authors intertwine facts with fiction to bring to light the interesting story about Belle da Costa Greene. Google the name, she was a REAL person!!
A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict, and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.
The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.
The Personal Librarian, has also been selected as the July book club pick for GMA (Good Morning America) Book Club. Click here to read along with the bookclub, and read an excerpt from the book. Benedict and Murray also did an interview with Good Morning America/ ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts. Watch the interview below.
Deborah continued the conversation with the authors via her Instagram Live show, Let’s Chat with Deborah. You can watch that interview below.
The Personal Librarian, is already a New York Times Best-Seller! Be sure to catch the authors on their virtual book tour.