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Zoom Speaker Series: Laura Morelli

September 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Library Society welcomes author Laura Morelli for a virtual discussion on her newest novel, The Stolen Lady. From the acclaimed author of The Night Portrait comes a stunning historical novel about two women, separated by five hundred years, who each hide Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa—with unintended consequences. This Zoom event is free & open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. 

NOTICE: Zoom event links and passwords are always distributed on the day of the event to the email you use to purchase your tickets. The email that will be sending the link and password will be dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org. If you have any questions, please call 843-723-9912

To purchase your copy of The Stolen Lady, click here. 


Two women, separated by five hundred years, hide Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa—with unintended consequences.

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Night Portrait comes a stunning historical novel that will forever change the way you look at the Mona Lisa.

Florence, 1479: House servant Bellina Sardi’s future seems fixed when she accompanies her newly married mistress, Lisa Gherardini, to her home across the Arno. But when Lisa’s husband asks Master Leonardo da Vinci to paint a portrait of Lisa, Bellina finds herself tasked with hiding an impossible secret.

France, 1939: As the Nazis close in on Paris at the dawn of World War II, a young archivist helps the frantic Louvre staff spirit away the Mona Lisa and other priceless works of art to hiding places in the French countryside. But as the dangerous game of cat and mouse comes to a head, Anne realizes her own family may hold the secret to returning the Louvre’s collection to safety.

About the Author:

Laura Morelli is an American art historian and the USA Today bestselling author of travel guides and historical fiction. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is the author of fiction and nonfiction inspired by the history of art. She has taught college students in the U.S. and Italy, and has developed lessons for TED-Ed. Her flagship shopping guidebook, Made In Italy, has led travelers off the beaten track for more than two decades. Her award-winning historical novels include The Painter’s Apprentice, The Gondola Maker, and The Night Portrait. 


September 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm