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The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

Author(s): Fiona Davis

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1928 and 1974



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Takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women strive to make their mark on a world set against them. In 1928 25 year-old Clara is a talented illustrator, with dreams of creating cover art for Vogue. But she and her friends have no idea that they’ll soon be blindsided by the Great Depression. Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia’s life. Recently divorced, she accepts a job in the information booth and stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolour hidden under the dust.

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