Virtual Event – Laura Morelli
October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Laura Morelli for a virtual author event in celebration of her new novel, The Night Portrait.
The Night Portrait is An exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II.
This free event will be moderated by Susan Green, Associate Curator of Special Collections, Archives and Research at Philbrook Museum and will be hosted on the Zoom platform. To register for the event visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bR2z1547Tqi5Wu2nQTg0zQ.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the event on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 CDT.
The Night Portrait is currently available at Magic City Books or you can purchase online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-night-portrait/232.
About The Night Portrait
Milan, 1492: When a 16-year old beauty becomes the mistress of the Duke of Milan, she must fight for her place in the palace–and against those who want her out. Soon, she finds herself sitting before Leonardo da Vinci, who wants to ensure his own place in the ducal palace by painting his most ambitious portrait to date.
Munich, World War II: After a modest conservator unwittingly places a priceless Italian Renaissance portrait into the hands of a high-ranking Nazi leader, she risks her life to recover it, working with an American soldier, part of the famed Monuments Men team, to get it back.
Two women, separated by 500 years, are swept up in the tide of history as one painting stands at the center of their quests for their own destinies.
Laura Morelli holds a PhD in art history from Yale University and has taught at the college level in the United States and in Italy. She is a TED-Ed educator and a columnist for National Geographic Traveler and Italy Magazine. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, garnered IPPY and Benjamin Franklin awards.