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The Lipstick Bureau : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The Lipstick Bureau : a novel / Michelle Gable.

Gable, Michelle, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781525804908
  • ISBN: 1525804901
  • Physical Description: 427 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes author's note and readers guide with discussion questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"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..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Office of Strategic Services > Officials and employees > Fiction.
Americans > Italy > Rome > Fiction.
Anti-Nazi propaganda > Fiction.
Women spies > Fiction.
Czechoslovak Americans > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Italy > Rome > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.

Available copies

  • 10 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Stone County.


  • 5 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Stone County-Crane F GAB (Text) 31358000559067 Adult Fiction Available -

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