Courtesy of Woman Around Town

What more captivating homage to Ludwig van Beethoven, especially in this year that marks the 250th anniversary of his birth, than Patricia Morrisroe’s recently-published novel, The Woman in the Moonlight? Her tale of music and passion woven with finely-tuned historical details has, at its heart, the “Moonlight” Sonata and Beethoven’s love for his piano student to whom he dedicated the Sonata. A prolific non-fiction writer, Patricia has published a highly-regarded biography of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe as well as the very informative and entertaining books Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia and 9 ½ Narrow: My Life in Shoes. As a contributing editor at New York magazine, Patricia wrote over fifty features, including several dozen cover stories. Her work has also appeared in VogueVanity FairThe New York TimesThe Sunday Times Magazine (London), and Departures.

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