In Conversation with Author Fiona Davis, March 9

Fiona Davis. (photo credit: Deborah Feingold)

The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library (FOBPL) is thrilled to announce In Conversation with Fiona Davis, author of The Magnolia Palace, moderated by Monica Malpass at Bronxville School Auditorium, March 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required.  The link to register is


THE MAGNOLIA PALACE is a tantalizing historical novel about secrets, betrayal, and murder within the Frick, one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions.  Davis pulls readers into a captivating dual narrative exploring the Frick both as a private family residence and the museum it would become.  The novel unwinds through the alternating perspectives of two women, both models, whose experiences at the Frick are separated by nearly 50 years and are linked across the decades by the imperious daughter of Henry Clay Frick, Helen Frick.


Fiona Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of six historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue, which was a Good Morning America book club pick.  Her novels have been chosen as “One Book, One Community” reads and her articles have appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal and O the Oprah magazine.  She first came to New York as an actress, but fell in love with writing after getting a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School.  Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she’s based in New York City.


The author talk will be moderated by Monica Malpass, business anchor at Nasdaq and formerly the longtime anchor for WPVI-TV’s award-winning evening news.