laurie lico albanese

Laurie Lico Albanese is the author of three books; Blue Suburbia: Almost a MemoirLynelle By The Sea, and The Miracles of Prato. There are several countries where she's been published. Her travel and general-interest pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago TribuneMotheringCoastal Living and many other periodicals.

Her latest book, Stolen Beauty is now out with Atria Books (2017).



“[W]ith her opening sentence Albanese draws readers into a world of glamour, art, intrigue, power and fear. . . . In this complex and utterly readable novel, historical characters are brought to life against the setting of a city on the verge of artistic greatness and societal collapse.”
— STARRED, Library Journal

"Stolen Beauty is a work of art itself." 
— Wall Street Journal

"It is a testament to Albanese’s skills as a storyteller that a familiar story gains new power in her telling."
— USA Today

"Best read with a tablet or computer handy to study the paintings, Albanese’s novel will appeal to readers interested in such themes as love, self-discovery, and women’s empowerment and to fans of the historical, art-based fiction of Susan Vreeland and Tracy Chevalier.”
— Booklist

"Fans of romantic suspense with an art historical bent will appreciate the vigor of Albanese's reimagining of the family saga behind the masterpiece long regarded as Vienna's Mona Lisa."
— Kirkus

“This sensual and mesmerizing novel brings to vivid life Gustav Klimt and his greatest muse and model, Adele Bloch-Bauer. For fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Paula McLain’s Circling the SunStolen Beauty is a must-read. I tore through the pages.”
— Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

“Laurie Lico Albanese has given us a powerful and important tale of love and war, art and family. Filled with lush prose and vivid historical detail, Stolen Beauty is a work simultaneously intimate and sweeping in its scope. I was transported.”
— Allison Pataki, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sisi: Empress on Her Own

“Courage and beauty are the banners waving over the double heroines of this truth-telling novel. Like the paintings of Klimt, Stolen Beauty both glitters and darkens in its presentation of vibrant life and dreadful death.”
— Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife and Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette