The Personal Librarian Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from The Personal Librarian
“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.”
“She was known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection.”
“The novel also speaks to Belle’s personal life as she struggles with her identity and the historical context in which she lives.”
“In her time working for J. P. Morgan, she became hugely successful as she purchased rare manuscripts to build Mr. Morgan’s collection. ”
“She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality.”
″... to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. ”
“But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener.”
“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—”
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