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Stolen Beauty - A Novel

Laurie Lico Albanese

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"A powerful and important tale of love and war, art and family…I was transported." -Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings. 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? Impeccably researched and a "must-read for fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Paula McLain's Circling the Sun" (Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Stolen Beauty intertwines the tales of two remarkable women across more than a hundred years. It juxtaposes passion and discovery against hatred and despair, and shines a light on our ability to love, to destroy, and above all, to endure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gibson Frazier, Gabra Zackman, Madeleine Maby

Length:

9h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:49