Join us today at 11:30 a.m. EDT as we sit down with New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed writer Victoria Christopher Murray to talk about their new book, The Personal Librarian (Berkley), recently chosen as the GMA Book Club selection for July.

The novel recounts the true story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection at the Pierpont Morgan Library.

But she has a secret that could reverse all she’s worked for. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

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