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Women of WHC Present: Lisa Barr

Woman on Fire

Tuesday September 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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The Women of WHC are thrilled to be kicking off our extensive lineup of author talks and lectures for 2022-2023 by welcoming author Lisa Barr on Tuesday, September 20 via Zoom to discuss her latest book, Woman on Fire.

This program is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required.

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Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall.

About the Book:

From the author of the award-winning Fugitive Colors and The Unbreakables, 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.

Meanwhile, in Europe, provocative and powerful Margaux de Laurent also searches for the painting. Heir to her art collector family’s millions, Margaux is a cunning gallerist who gets everything she wants. The only thing standing in her way is Jules. Yet the passionate and determined Jules has unexpected resources of her own, including Adam Baum, Ellis’s grandson. A recovering addict and brilliant artist in his own right, Adam was once in Margaux’s clutches. He knows how ruthless she is, and he’ll do anything to help Jules locate the painting before Margaux gets to it first.

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 is the New York Times best­selling author of Woman on Fire, The Unbreak­ables and the his­tor­i­cal thriller Fugi­tive Col­ors, a sus­pense­ful tale of stolen art, love, lust, decep­tion and revenge on the ​eve” of WWII. The nov­el won the IPPY gold medal for ​Best Lit­er­ary Fic­tion 2014” and first prize at The Hol­ly­wood Film Fes­ti­val (Opus Mag­num Dis­cov­ery Award). In addi­tion, Lisa served as an edi­tor for The Jerusalem Post, man­ag­ing edi­tor of Today’s Chica­go Woman, man­ag­ing edi­tor of Moment mag­a­zine, and as an editor/​reporter for the Chica­go Sun-Times and has been fea­tured on Good Morn­ing Amer­i­ca and Today. In excit­ing book news: Actress Sharon Stone is set to pro­duce and star in the film adap­ta­tion of Woman On Fire.



Tuesday, September 20


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Adult Ed, Lecture, Women of WHC


Marsha Humphries