Lauren Belfer grew up in Buffalo, where she was educated at the school that forms the model for her heroine's establishment. She has an MFA from Columbia University, and now lives in New York with her husband and son.
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The Painted Kiss (2005)
"The Painted Kiss is richly atmospheric and haunting."
Loving Frank (2007)
"Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It's mesmerizing and fascinating - filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago - all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency."
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