An August LibraryReads Pick
An August Indie Next Pick

“Davis has folded together two historical eras in this breezy historical novel that jumps between Gilded Age and Reagan-era New York City… [she] overlays the two histories beautifully… The book, rife with historical description and architectural detail, will appeal to design and history buffs alike.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“For fans missing Downtown Abbey, The Address offers 19th-century household drama, though the book is ultimately more in the spirit of Sarah Waters’ novels, particularly The Paying Guests and Affinity, and Alexis Coe’s Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis. The Address is compelling, historically minded fiction with unexpected—and entertaining twists and turns...the novel delights...”
Ms. magazine

The Address transported me through the grand doors of the Dakota building, and right into the hearts of its inhabitants. Rich in historic glamour and hugely enjoyable.”
— Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall and The Wildling Sisters

"A superb tale, masterfully told, with splendid detail and historical accuracy."
Andrew Alpern, author of The Dakota: A History of the World’s Best-Known Apartment Building

“Lively and detail rich—set against the backdrop of NYC’s infamous Dakota building—with a thread of mystery that makes it easy to enjoy, hard to put down.”
Family Circle

“Let this evocative novel sweep you away to another time and place.” 

“Two women, connected but a century apart, find intrigue and hardship in the Dakota, New York City’s landmark apartment building. Its fascinating history — mixed with romance, family discord and murder — makes this a fast-paced read.”
—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“An evocative and intriguing story of love, class, secrets, and pasts, The Address tells the tale of two very different working women who lived almost a hundred years apart and the mystery that may or may not connect them and link their fates.  Set at one of the most historic and glamorous apartment buildings in Manhattan, the book is this summer's perfect beach read.”
Wendy Lawless, New York Times bestselling author of Chanel Bonfire and Heart of Glass

"Did you read Fiona Davis’ debut novel The Dollhouse? It is a stunning dive into 1950s New York City that you’ll be compelled to read in one sitting. Then you’ll be eager for the release of The Address, her new novel that weaves an unforgettable, centuries-spanning tale of life and love in The Dakota, NYC's most famous apartment house."
Southern Living

“With her nimble writing style, Davis makes pithy commentary on gender, social and economic in­equality in both eras. In the earlier setting, one fallen woman is carted off to an insane asylum, while an­other retains her status by dint of being in a respectable marriage. In 1985, Melinda dismisses servants without a second thought and treats Bailey just a little bit better. This thought-provoking book makes you wonder what Edith Wharton would have made of these Camdens and pseudo-Camdens. Thankfully, Davis is here to tell us.”