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The Address

After reading The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, I requested an early copy of her upcoming novel, The Address which is scheduled for release on August 1, 2017. There were a lot of parallels between The Dollhouse and The Address, they both:

  • Center around historic buildings in NYC
  • Have a main character in a service position
  • Are told from two different time periods
  • Include a tragic love story

The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse is a fictional account of the historic Barbizon Hotel for Women. The Barbizon (sometimes referred to as The Dollhouse) was built in in 1927 by architects Palmer H. Ogden and Everett F. Mergatroyd. For most of its existence, the building served as a hotel for women only. Some of the notable women who lived here include Sylvia Plath (who wrote the semi-autobiography, The Bell Jar, about her time at the Barbizon), Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, Candace Bergen, Grace Kelly, Ali MacGraw, and more.