If you like My Big Walk you might really enjoy my bittersweet memoir, BLUE SUBURBIA: Almost a Memoir. It’s easy to read (“It took me an hour to read Laurie’s book,” says Ilene Beckerman, author of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, “but I’ll remember it forever.” ) and it’s moving, honest, and funny — at least that’s what Entertainment Weekly said when they made it an Editor’s Choice, and what Booksense 2004 said when they named it one the best books of the year.
For a fun, juicy romp through Renaissance Italy, you’ll want to check out THE MIRACLES OF PRATO — a book I was lucky enough to co-write with my dear friend, art historian Laura Morowitz. The Philadelphia Inquirer says, “Art and power define the life of the very real Fra Filippo Lippi in this fictional work by Laurie Albanese, a novelist, and Laura Morowitz, an art historian. The two friends teamed up for this historical novel set in mid-15th-century Tuscany, which…paints its own vibrant portrait of enduring works created within severe social constraints.”