Fascinating. . . . A mesmerizing tale of art and the Holocaust. "The Washington Post
" A celebration of art and persistence. . . . O Connor s book brings Klimt s exceptional portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer home, broadening the meaning of homeland at the same time. "The Christian Science Monitor
" Ms. O Connor has told an important story. "The Wall Street Journal"
O Connor skillfully filters Austria s troubled twentieth century through the life of Klimt s most beloved muse. . . . A nuanced view of a painting whose story transcends its own time. "Bookforum"
Captivating. MORE Magazine
Combines detailed reportage with passionate storytelling. . . . Unraveling the portrait s journey also reveals how global norms of art and war have changed, and the powerful roles that art plays in politics, society, identity and memory. "The Rumpus
A fascinating book. "The Dallas Morning News
Richly drawn. . . . Part history and part mystery, "The Lady" "in Gold" is a striking tale. "BookPage
The lusciously detailed story of Gustav Klimt s most famous painting, detailing the relationship between the artist, the subject, their heirs and those who coveted the masterpiece. . . . Art-history fans will love the deep details of the painting, and history buffs will revel in the facts O Connor includes as she exposes a deeper picture of World War II. "Kirkus Reviews"
Intriguing. . . . Poignant and convincing. . . . Vividly evokes the intellectually precocious and ambitious Adele s rich cultural and social milieu in Vienna, and how she became entwined with the charismatic, sexually charged, and irreverent Klimt. "Publishers Weekly
Writing with a novelist s dynamism, O Connor resurrects fascinating individuals and tells a many-faceted, intensely affecting, and profoundly revelatory tale of the inciting power of art and the unending need for justice. "Booklist" (starred review)"show more