Lisa Barr, author of New York Times bestselling novel, Woman on Fire, to speak in Tidewater

by | Feb 2, 2023 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, March 21, 12 pm

Chrysler Museum of Art


Woman on Fire, a New York Times bestseller, is a gripping tale of a young ambitious journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centered around a Nazi-looted masterpiece. The situation forces the ultimate showdown between passion and possession, lovers and liars, history and truth.

After talking her way into a job with the leading investigative reporter in Chicago, Jules Roth is given an unusual assignment: locate a painting stolen by the Nazis more than 75 years earlier. The piece is legendary expressionist artist Ernst Engel’s most famous work, Woman on Fire.

Lisa Barr is a New York Times bestselling author of multiple novels. In addition, she served as an editor for the Jerusalem Post, among other publications, and has been featured on Good Morning America and Today. Actress Sharon Stone is set to produce and star in the upcoming film adaptation of Woman on Fire.

Barr will speak as part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival in partnership with UJFT’s Holocaust Commission and the Chrysler Museum of Art Book Club. This event is free and open to the community, with pre-registration required. For details and to register, visit

For more information, contact Hunter Thomas, director of Arts + Ideas, at

The Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival is held in coordination with the Jewish Book Council, the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature.

Hunter Thomas