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A woman of intelligence, Karin Tanabe

Label
A woman of intelligence
Title
A woman of intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Karin Tanabe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From "a master of historical fiction" (NPR), Karin Tanabe's A Woman of Intelligence is an exhilarating tale of post-war New York City, and one remarkable woman's journey from the United Nations, to the cloistered drawing rooms of Manhattan society, to the secretive ranks of the FBI. A Fifth Avenue address, parties at the Plaza, two healthy sons, and the ideal husband: what looks like a perfect life for Katharina Edgeworth is anything but. It's 1954, and the post-war American dream has become a nightmare. A born and bred New Yorker, Katharina is the daughter of immigrants, Ivy-League-educated, and speaks four languages. As a single girl in 1940s Manhattan, she is a translator at the newly formed United Nations, devoting her days to her work and the promise of world peace-and her nights to cocktails and the promise of a good time. Now the wife of a beloved pediatric surgeon and heir to a shipping fortune, Katharina is trapped in a gilded cage, desperate to escape the constraints of domesticity. So when she is approached by the FBI and asked to join their ranks as an informant, Katharina seizes the opportunity. A man from her past has become a high-level Soviet spy, but no one has been able to infiltrate his circle. Enter Katharina, the perfect woman for the job. Navigating the demands of the FBI and the secrets of the KGB, she becomes a courier, carrying stolen government documents from D.C. to Manhattan. But as those closest to her lose their covers, and their lives, Katharina's secret soon threatens to ruin her. With the fast-paced twists of a classic spy thriller, and a nuanced depiction of female experience, A Woman of Intelligence shimmers with intrigue and desire"--
Storyline
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Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10964757
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tanabe, Karin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A6837
LC item number
W66 2021
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Women translators
Label
A woman of intelligence, Karin Tanabe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1184239880
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781250231505
Lccn
2021006924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1184239880
Label
A woman of intelligence, Karin Tanabe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1184239880
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781250231505
Lccn
2021006924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1184239880

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