Best-selling novelist Laurie Lico Albanese shares the story behind Stolen Beauty and discusses her research and experiences writing this novel. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of The Book Bin of Northbrook. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Tickets. This event is free and open to all. Tickets are required.
About the book. Stolen Beauty is based on the true story behind the creation and near-destruction of one of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings.
The novel gives voice to two extraordinary women — Adele Bloch-Bauer and Maria Altmann — whose lives overlapped briefly but whose biographies are forever connected by a work of art. Adele is the queen of Vienna salon society and the subject of Klimt’s “Lady in Gold;” Maria is Adele’s niece who summons the courage and resilience to honor her aunt’s legacy and keep her family and their history alive when the Nazis invade Vienna at the start of World War II.
Presented as part of One Book, One Community by Cook Memorial, Indian Trails, and Vernon Area public library districts. For details about One Book, One Community, visit www.1book.org
"Stolen Beauty is a work of art itself." —The Wall Street Journal