1913. When valuable books are stolen back from the New York Public Library, Laura Lyons is forced to confront her shifting priorities head on - and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, Laura Lyons' granddaughter, Sadie Donovan, is a curator at the NYPL. When rare manuscripts, notes, and books begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection, things unexpectedly become personal as the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage - truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history. Print run 75,000.