* Fiona Davis Reads and Signs Chelsea Girls

On December 12, at 6 pm, Fiona Davis will visit Bronx River Books to read and sign her latest novel Chelsea Girls.

From Fiona Davis, the nationally bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Address, the  bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s  New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about the twenty-year friendship that will  irrevocably change two women's lives.

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.

Spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel.

ABOUT FIONA DAVIS

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

 

Event date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
37 Spencer Place
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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