The Fifth Avenue Artists Society: A Novel

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society: A Novel

by Joy Callaway


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ISBN-13: 9780062391612
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 213,813
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Joy Callaway lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family. The Fifth Avenue Artists Society is her first novel.

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The Fifth Avenue Artists Society: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, this is a well-written romance with interesting, compelling characters, set in a richly detailed world. As the book progresses, a subtle darkness in the characters and intrigue in the plot create a deeper, more involving story that transcends the genre. A true pleasure to read
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booksandbeverages More than 1 year ago
3.5 “In the pages of a book, a person could become immortal.” “It speaks to a rare but beautiful truth: that how, out of incomparable loss, some of the most brilliant art emerged.” One of my favorite things about a novel is when I get lost in the world it takes place in. What a place for artists it was in New York before the turn on the century! Women coming into their own, artists looking to find a place in the world and the world ever so starting to change. I really enjoyed getting an inside look of the artist world and the famous drop ins (like one from Oscar Wilde). I also really enjoyed learning more about Callaway’s research and the women she based these characters off of. The variety of characters was entertaining (and let’s just say I had some strong emotions about one or two of the characters!) and how fascinating it would have been to live with such talented family members! I thought Virginia’s journey was an honest one, even if it was hard to watch sometimes. The cards she was dealt weren’t the best, but she pressed on, stumbling along the way and was able to use that to create beautiful stories. There’s a lesson in that for all of us. Certain pieces of the novel towards the end were a bit unexpected and not my favorite, but I applaud Callaway for doing something different. This is a promising debut and I look forward to more stories from Joy! What’s a debut you’ve read this year? (This was a summer pick for Thank you to She Reads and Harper for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)