Wednesday, October 26, 7pm New York


Free online event sponsored by the Harrison Public Library


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Two women separated by 500 years hide the Mona Lisa, with unintended consequences.

Join art historian and USA Today bestselling author Laura Morelli for an evening of art history, adventure, and inspiration. We’ll unravel the story behind Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and its incredible journey from 16th-century Florence to its secret hiding places in the French countryside during World War II.

Bring your questions about the Mona Lisa and Laura’s historical novel, The Stolen Lady!

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LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling historical novelist.

Laura has taught college students in the United States and Europe. She is a longtime trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, known for her Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY and other guides. She has been a columnist for National Geographic Traveler and Italy Magazine, and has also developed lessons for TED-Ed.

As a historical novelist, Laura’s passion is bringing the stories of art history to life. Her debut novel, THE GONDOLA MAKER, was one of the first independently published novels to earn a starred review in Publishers Weekly; it went on to win an IPPY Award and Benjamin Franklin Award. THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE was a finalist for the 2018 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards grand prize, and was an Editor’s Choice in the Historical Novels Review. THE GIANT won an IndieBrag Medallion. THE NIGHT PORTRAIT was a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller and book club pick at Costco, Target, Veranda, and Hudson News. THE STOLEN LADY, Laura’s latest historical novel, follows the Mona Lisa from 16th-century Florence to World War II France.