Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese. Published by Atria

Vienna in 1903 is a land of beauty and enchantment. Adele Bloch-Bauer is a young, beautiful Jewish woman who has a fateful meeting with painter Gustave Klimt. Their passion for life and for each other draws them into a world of sensuous pleasure that is very different from the conventional world Adele knows. But time is running out for the young lovers as  anti-Semitism  grows and spreads.  In 1943, Adele’s niece Maria, is a happy newlywed when the Nazis  invade Austria, and overnight,  Maria’s world crumbles. Maria’s husband is arrested, her family forced to leave their home and belongings behind.  Albanese brings to life two of history’s most fascinating women, the woman who inspired Klimt’s Woman in Gold and her niece, who fought to have the painting returned after it was stolen by the Nazis.  An unforgettable tale of heroism


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