1:20 – 2:10 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
About the author
Fiona Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of several novels, including The Dollhouse, The Address, The Masterpiece, The Chelsea Girls, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, and The Magnolia Palace. She lives in New York City and is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School.
MFOB featured book: The Spectacular
Set amidst the glitz of Radio City Music Hall, The Spectacular is a thrilling story about love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of dreams. It’s 1956, and 19-year-old Marion Brooks jumps at the chance to exchange her predictable future for the dazzling life of a performer when she has the opportunity to audition for the Rockettes. Meanwhile, the city is reeling from a string of bombings orchestrated by a person the press has nicknamed the “Big Apple Bomber.” With the public in an uproar over the lack of any real leads, the police turn to Peter Griggs, a young doctor who espouses a radical new technique: psychological profiling.
As both Marion and Peter find themselves pulled into the police search for the bomber, Marion realizes that as much as she’s been training herself to blend in—performing in perfect unison—if she hopes to catch the bomber, she’ll need to risk standing out.