Maria Altmann is a wealthy 22-year-old newlywed in Vienna in 1938 when the Nazis invade. The family textile factory is seized, her husband, Fritz, is arrested and her home is pillaged of a prized treasure: a portrait of her late aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.
Author Laurie Lico Albanese calls Stolen Beauty (Atria, 320 pp., out of four) "fiction based on fact," with imagined conversations to flesh out the true story that also was told in Woman in Gold, the 20
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