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The Stolen Lady

Laura Morelli

Warwick’s, in partnership with Harper Collins, presents
Laura Morelli
in conversation with Marie Benedict

The Stolen Lady

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

The Stolen Lady
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On Tuesday, September 21st at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Laura Morelli as she discusses her new book, The Stolen Lady: A Novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa, in conversation with Marie Benedict. Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and has taught at the college level in the U.S. and in Italy. She is a TedEd educator and a columnist for National Geographic Traveler and Italy Magazine. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, garnered IPPY and Benjamin Franklin awards.

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From the acclaimed author of The Night Portrait comes a stunning historical novel about two women, separated by five hundred years, who each hide Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa - with unintended consequences.

France, 1939

At the dawn of World War II, Anne Guichard, a young archivist employed at the Louvre, arrives home to find her brother missing. While she works to discover his whereabouts, refugees begin flooding into Paris and German artillery fire rattles the city. Once they reach the city, the Nazis will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Louvre's art collection. Anne is quickly sent to the Castle of Chambord, where the Louvre's most precious artworks - including the Mona Lisa - are being transferred to ensure their safety. With the Germans hard on their heels, Anne frantically moves the Mona Lisa and other treasures again and again in an elaborate game of hide and seek. As the threat to the masterpieces and her life grows closer, Anne also begins to learn the truth about her brother and the role he plays in this dangerous game.

Florence, 1479

House servant Bellina Sardi's future seems fixed when she accompanies her newly married mistress, Lisa Gherardini, to her home across the Arno. Lisa's husband, a prosperous silk merchant, is aligned with the powerful Medici, his home filled with luxuries and treasures. But soon, Bellina finds herself bewitched by a charismatic monk who has urged Florentines to rise up against the Medici and to empty their homes of the riches and jewels her new employer prizes. When Master Leonardo da Vinci is commissioned to paint a portrait of Lisa, Bellina finds herself tasked with hiding an impossible secret.

When art and war collide, Leonardo da Vinci, his beautiful subject Lisa, and the portrait find themselves in the crosshairs of history.

Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms, who found her calling unearthing the hidden historical stories of women. Her mission is to excavate from the past the most important, complex and fascinating women of history and bring them into the light of present-day where we can finally perceive the breadth of their contributions as well as the insights they bring to modern day issues. Her novels include the New York Times bestsellers The Only Woman in the Room, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, and the Good Morning America Book Club pick The Personal Librarian, co-written with Victoria Christopher Murray. Her forthcoming novel Her Hidden Genius will be published in January 2022.

The Stolen Lady: A Novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062993595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728234304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 5th, 2021