Novelist Lisa Barr in conversation with acclaimed book influencer Lauren Margolin

Join us to celebrate the release of Lisa Barr's acclaimed new novel, Woman on Fire! She'll be in conversation with prominent book influencer Lauren Margolin, "The Good Book Fairy." In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says, "Barr's vigorous prose complements her fully realized characters. Readers will be gripped from start to finish."

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More About the Book: From the author of the award-winning Fugitive Colors and The Unbreakables comes Woman on Fire, 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.

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 has been an editor at The Jerusalem Post, Today's Chicago Woman, and Moment magazine, and an editor/reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Among the highlights of her career, Lisa covered the famous "handshake" between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and President Bill Clinton at the White House. Lisa is also the creator and editor of the popular parenting blog, GIRLilla Warfare. She has been featured on Good Morning America, Today, Fox & Friends, and Australia TV for her work as an author, journalist and blogger. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and three daughters.

About the interlocutor: Lauren Margolin, who blogs as the "The Good Book Fairy," takes great joy in recommending books and sharing her love for the written word with other readers. In addition to her popular blog, Lauren leads book discussion groups, interviews authors, moderates author panels, and speaks about all things bookish for libraries, charities, civic groups and more.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Woman on Fire: A Mystery Novel By Lisa Barr Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063211261
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - March 1st, 2022

“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