Stolen Beauty: A Novel

Author(s): Laurie Lico Albanese


1900: Adele Bloch-Bauer-young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish-meets the modern painter Gustav Klimt in turn-of-the-century Vienna when sex, art, and anti-Semitism are just beginning to break through the facade of conventional society. Her intoxicating vulnerability and intensity fuel a love triangle that threatens her world, even as it ignites the creation of Klimt's greatest works: Judith, the blood-lusty femme fatale; the Portrait of Adele in gold, and the voluptuous Kiss. But political hatred is brewing. A hungry young artist haunts Vienna's streets and museums, and his name is Adolf Hitler. 1938: Maria Altmann is a love-struck newlywed when the Nazis invade Austria, and overnight, her beloved Vienna becomes a war zone. When her husband is arrested and her family is forced out of their beautiful, stately home on the Ringstrasse, Maria must summon a courage she never knew she possessed-and faces impossible risks in order to preserve the legacy of heroism and brilliance that her aunt, the renowned Adele Bloch-Bauer, instilled in her. Twining the tales of two remarkable women across more than a hundred years, Stolen Beauty juxtaposes passion and discovery against hatred and despair, and shines a light on our ability to love, to destroy, and above all, to endure.


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Laurie Lico Albanese has published fiction, poetry, journalism, travel writing, creative nonfiction, and memoir. Her books include Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir, Lynelle by the Sea, and The Miracles of Prato, co-written with art historian Laura Morowitz. Laurie is married to a publishing executive and is the mother of two children. To learn more visit her at

General Fields

  • : 9781501167041
  • : Atria Books
  • : Atria Books
  • : 0.336
  • : March 2017
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2017
  • : books

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  • : Laurie Lico Albanese
  • : Paperback
  • : Export ed
  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 320