If you've been on Instagram today, you might have noticed our #ShelfLife post focused on Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese. This book brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings during WWII. We were struck by the lovely golden cover, but the painting isn't one of Klimt's. It's actually a small section from An Elegant Lady with Pearls, painted by Gustave-Jean Jacquet (1846-1909). Art lovers may find themselves Googling all the works described in this book as they read.
Other titles in this week's #ShelfLife collection celebrated #nationalpizzaday and princesses that wear black, not pink. Both the graphic novel The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza and The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation make for delightful reading for the kids in the family.
And, because parents sometimes need a gentle reminder to really listen to their children, check out Love That Boy, a non-fiction book about the hard-won relationship between a father and his son. Find this book, and other non-fiction titles suggested by our staff, in the Staff Favorites of 2016 section of our online catalog at goo.gl/TrPqkN.
Be among the first to read STOLEN BEAUTY by Laurie Lico Albanese when it hits our shelves this week. . "From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of #GustavKlimt's most remarkable paintings." - @simonschusterartworks . #ShelfLife #StolenBeauty #LaurieLicoAlbanese @atriabooks #bookfacefriday #bookface
After battling monsters all night, the sleepy princess decides she could use a vacation. But, just as she’s about to enjoy a warm nap in her comfy hammock, she hears, “ROARRR!” in THE PRINCESS IN BLACK TAKES A VACATION by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. #ShelfLife #theprincessinblack #theprincessinblacktakesavacation #shannonhale #deanhale #leuyenpham
“LOVE THAT BOY captures both the fears and gifts of fatherhood […] This book is a joy to read and should be required for all new dads…really,” says comedian Jim Gaffigan. Political columnist @ronfournier writes with honesty about his son and accepting his differences in LOVE THAT BOY: WHAT TWO PRESIDENTS, EIGHT ROAD TRIPS, AND MY SON TAUGHT ME ABOUT A PARENT’S EXPECTATIONS. Find this book, and other non-fiction titles suggested by our staff, in the Staff Favorites of 2016 section of our online catalog at goo.gl/TrPqkN. #StaffPicks #ShelfLife #parenting #nonfiction #lovethatboy