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The Lipstick Bureau

Michelle Gable

Warwick’s presents
Michelle Gable

The Lipstick Bureau

Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 7:30pm PST

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Lipstick Bureau

PLEASE NOTE: This event is free and open to the public; free admittance is subject to available space. Limited open seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Thursday, January 5th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Michelle Gable as she discusses and signs her new book, The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by True WWII EventsMichelle Gable is the New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, I'll See You in Paris, The Book of Summer, The Summer I Met Jack, and The Bookseller's Secret. She attended the College of William & Mary and spent twenty years working in finance before becoming a full-time writer. She grew up in San Diego and lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Find her on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, @mgablewriter.

1944, Rome. Newlywed Niki Novotná is recruited by a new American spy agency to establish a secret branch in Italy's capital. One of the OSS's few female operatives abroad and multilingual, she's tasked with crafting fake stories and distributing propaganda to lower the morale of enemy soldiers.

Despite limited resources, Niki and a scrappy team of artists, forgers and others - now nicknamed The Lipstick Bureau - find success, forming a bond amid the cobblestoned streets and storied villas of the newly liberated city. But her work is also a way to escape devastating truths about the family she left behind in Czechoslovakia and a future with her controlling American husband.

As the war drags on and the pressure intensifies, Niki begins to question the rules she's been instructed to follow, and a colleague unexpectedly captures her heart. But one step out of line, one mistake, could mean life or death...

The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by a Real-Life Female Spy By Michelle Gable Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525811470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - December 27th, 2022