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The Last Masterpiece: a Yacht Club Lunch Adventure with USA Today bestselling author and art historian Laura Morelli

November 10, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$22.99 – $67.00

About the In-Person Event

It’s time to sail forward and continue with this exciting author series held at the esteemed Southwestern Yacht Club.

From the author of the bestselling historical fiction novels The Night Portrait and The Giant: A Novel of Michelangelo’s David comes another heart-pumping adventure inspired by a true story. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to have lunch at the esteemed Southwestern Yacht Club in the beautiful Point Loma residential area within the Shelter Island Yacht Basin with USA Today bestselling author and art historian Laura Morelli as she discusses her new novel, The Last Masterpiece.

Your Adventure includes lunch, beverage, tax, gratuity, a stunning power point presentation by Laura, a paperback copy of The Last Masterpiece to be delivered and signed at the event, and the opportunity to meet the author live and in-person.


About the Author and Book

Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is an award-winning, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling historical novelist. She is the author of the popular guidebook series that includes Made in Italy. Her historical novels, including The Night Portrait and The Last Masterpiece, bring the stories of art history to life. Laura’s books have been picks at Costco, Target, and Hudson News. Laura has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy, and shares her passion for the history of Italian art in her online programs.

Her new novel, The Last Masterpiece, follows two women—a German photographer and an American stenographer—as they hunt for priceless masterpieces looted from the Florentine art collections.

In the summer of 1943, Eva Brunner is taking photographs of Nazi-looted art hidden inside the salt mines of the Austrian hinterland. Across the ocean in Connecticut, Josephine Evans is working as a humble typist at the Yale Art Gallery. When both women are called to Italy to contribute to the war effort, neither imagines she will hold the fate of some of the world’s greatest masterpieces torn from the Uffizi Galleries and other Florentine art collections in her hands.

But as Italy turns from ally to enemy and Hitler’s plan to destroy irreplaceable monuments and works of art becomes frighteningly clear, each woman’s race against the clock—and against one another—might demand more than they were prepared to give.

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About Southwestern Yacht Club

Southwestern Yacht Club is one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious yacht clubs in San Diego, California. SWYC was formed in 1925 by visionary yachting enthusiasts looking for ways to enjoy each other’s company and to share their passion for boating. Since then, the Club has developed into a full-service operation with more than 800 members embracing all forms of yachting, fishing, and social activities, all while earning a reputation as being the friendliest club in the area.



November 10, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$22.99 – $67.00
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