[ Reading ] ➿ The Paragon Hotel Author Lyndsay Faye – Submitaurl.info

[ Reading ] ➿ The Paragon Hotel Author Lyndsay Faye – Submitaurl.info A Gun Moll With A Knack For Disappearing Flees From Prohibition Era Harlem To Portland S Paragon HotelThe Year Is , And Nobody Alice James Has Just Arrived In Oregon With A Bullet Wound, A Lifetime S Experience Battling The New York Mafia, And Fifty Thousand Dollars In Illicit Cash She Befriends Max, A Black Pullman Porter Who Reminds Her Achingly Of Home And Who Saves Alice By Leading Her To The Paragon Hotel But Her Unlikely Sanctuary Turns Out To Be An All Black Hotel In A Jim Crow City, And Its Lodgers Seem Unduly Terrified Of A White Woman On The PremisesAs She Meets The Churlish Dr Pendleton, The Stately Mavereen, And The Club Chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, She Understands Their Dread The Ku Klux Klan Has Arrived In Portland In Fearful Numbers Burning Crosses, Electing Officials, Infiltrating Newspapers, And Brutalizing Blacks And Only Alice And Her New Paragon Family Are Searching For A Missing Mulatto Child Who Has Mysteriously Vanished Into The Woods To Untangle The Web Of Lies And Misdeeds Around Her, Alice Will Have To Answer For Her Own Past, TooA Richly Imagined Novel Starring Two Indomitable Heroines, The Paragon Hotel At Once Plumbs The Darkest Parts Of America S Past And The Most Redemptive Facets Of Humanity From International Bestselling, Multi Award Nominated Writer Lyndsay Faye, It S A Masterwork Of Historical Suspense


10 thoughts on “The Paragon Hotel

  1. Meredith Meredith says:

    Superbly written historical novel exploring racism, violence, and extremist groups in America in the 1920 s While this novel takes place in the past, its subject matter resonates in the current moment.Alice James has a knack for blending in She can become part of the background, enabling her to go unnoticed and listen in on very important conversations Sh


  2. Julie Julie says:

    The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye is a 2019 G.P Putnam s Sons publication Immersive, multi layered historical thriller It s 1921 and Alice James leaves Harlem, running from a drug and alcohol deal that left her seriously wounded She s on a cross country train and fading fast, when Max, a kindly black Pullman Porter, rescues her, taking her to the Paragon Hotel


  3. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at know what comment I hear a lot from strangers You should use .gifs in your reviews They are awesome and definitely show what an intelligent person you are Okay, y all know that s totally untrue, but I m still pretty much going to only use.gifs to explain this book because I m wording even less well than usual today.I had never even heard o


  4. Martie Nees Record Martie Nees Record says:

    My Ratings 3.5 out of 5 starsGenre Historical Fiction MysteryPublisher PENGUIN GROUP PutmamPub Date January 8, 2019In a nutshell, this novel is about racism and the American underworld in the early twentieth century The novel begins in 1921, during the time of America s Prohibition A young white female protagonist is on a train out of Harlem running to escape her Mafia


  5. Libby Libby says:

    The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye is wonderful storytelling, showcased by a unique writing style Faye s luminescent prose and memorable characters along with a poignant plot and atmospheric setting create an indelible reading experience Alice James is born on March 23, 1896, on the very same day that the Raines Law is passed That law states that no liquor can be sold on Sund


  6. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    The Paragon Hotel is a fictionalized account of the one hotel in Portland that allowed customers of color through the 1930s, and the surrounding racism of the times I grew up in Oregon with 4th and 8th grade focused on Oregon history but we never learned about this, however it explains a lot Even today Portland is 72% white I enjoyed the part of the novel set in Portland, but the


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    DNF Everyone else seems to love this book, so I don t know, maybe I just wasn t in the right mood But I gave up the writing style was a bit overdone for me, the dialogue didn t feel real, and I just couldn t work up any interest in the main character or what happened to her I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  8. Anna Anna says:

    Who is Alice James Why does she reference herself as Nobody What are the circumstances that led to her being on a train bound for Oregon So begins the tale of Alice James, aka Nobody , fleeing NYC with a bullet wound festering, on the run from the Mafia It s 1921, Prohibition has been initiated, Mob violence in Little Italy is rampant and Oregon seems to be a safe distance from those who w


  9. Lata Lata says:

    It s the 1920s, and Alice James, or Nobody, is escaping to Portland when we first meet her, suffering from a bullet wound She s taken by a porter to the Paragon Hotel, the only hotel in the town that allows African Americans to frequent She meets a variety of fascinating people who live and work at the hotel They view her with some suspicion, as she s white and a stranger, and the situation in


  10. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    4 StarsWhip smart writing and dialogue Strong female characters Though this takes place in the early 1900 s, the story is as relevant as ever Highly recommended.


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