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March 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
In-Person | Woman on Fire: An Evening with Lisa Barr and Emily Liebert
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Lisa Barr
in conversation with
Woman on Fire: A Novel
(Harper Paperbacks, $16.99)
Friday, March 25, 6:30 PM ET
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About the Book:
“An exuberant and propulsive thriller laced with sex, art, and history. Lisa Barr has created an unforgettable story that forces readers to question where the line should be drawn between the pursuit of justice and the hunt for revenge.”—Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Secret of Clouds
From the author of the award-winning Fugitive Colors and The Unbreakables, a gripping tale of a young, ambitious journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centered around a Nazi-looted masterpiece—forcing the ultimate showdown between passion and possession, lovers and liars, history and truth.
After talking her way into a job with Dan Mansfield, the leading investigative reporter in Chicago, rising young journalist Jules Roth is given an unusual—and very secret—assignment. Dan needs her to locate a painting stolen by the Nazis more than 75 years earlier: legendary Expressionist artist Ernst Engel’s most famous work, Woman on Fire. World-renowned shoe designer Ellis Baum wants this portrait of a beautiful, mysterious woman for deeply personal reasons, and has enlisted Dan’s help to find it. But Jules doesn’t have much time; the famous designer is dying.
Meanwhile, in Europe, provocative and powerful Margaux de Laurent also searches for the painting. Heir to her art collector family’s millions, Margaux is a cunning gallerist who gets everything she wants. The only thing standing in her way is Jules. Yet the passionate and determined Jules has unexpected resources of her own, including Adam Baum, Ellis’s grandson. A recovering addict and brilliant artist in his own right, Adam was once in Margaux’s clutches. He knows how ruthless she is, and he’ll do anything to help Jules locate the painting before Margaux gets to it first.
A thrilling tale of secrets, love, and sacrifice that illuminates the destructive cruelty of war and greed and the triumphant power of beauty and love, Woman on Fire tells the story of a remarkable woman and an exquisite work of art that burns bright, moving through hands, hearts, and history.
About the Author:
LISA BARR is the author of The Unbreakables and the award-winning Fugitive Colors. She has been an editor at the Jerusalem Post, Today’s Chicago Woman, and Momentmagazine, and an editor/reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is also the creator and editor of the popular parenting blog, GIRLilla Warfare. She has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today show, Fox & Friends, and Australian television for her work as an author, journalist, and blogger. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and three daughters.
About the Moderator:
EMILY LIEBERT is the author of six books and has been featured on the Today show and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ladies’ Home Journal, People, The Washington Post, and many more. Emily lives with her husband and their two sons in Connecticut and Florida.