Stolen Beauty

Stolen Beauty

A Novel

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"In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer—young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish—meets painter Gustav Klimt. Wealthy in everything but freedom, Adele embraces Klimt’s renegade genius as the two awaken to the erotic possibilities on the canvas and beyond. Though they enjoy a life where sex and art are just beginning to break through the façade of conventional society, the city is also exhibiting a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism, as political hatred foments in the shadows of Adele’s coffee house afternoons and cultural salons. Nearly forty years later, Adele’s niece Maria Altmann is a 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 home, Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt’s legacy if she is to survive and keep her family—and their history—alive. Will Maria and her family escape the grip of Nazis’ grip? And what will become of the paintings that her aunt nearly sacrificed everything for?
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 24 cm
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501131981 (hardcover)
Call Number: FICTION LICO ALBANESE

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JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

It's an interesting novelisation of real events and people from history. I bet bookclubs will enjoy this one as a read, especially if you can see some of the paintings.

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