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B. A. Shapiro
Author of The Art Forger
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B.A. Shapiro | The Collector’s Apprentice
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
“Vibrant and suspenseful” (The Washington Post), B. A. Shapiro’s New York Times bestselling novels include The Safe Room, The Muralist, and The Art Forger, an exacting tale of stolen paintings, Faustian bargains, and the heart’s foolish choices. She also wrote the nonfiction book The Big Squeeze and four screenplays. In The Collector’s Apprentice, loosely inspired by the lives of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia, Shapiro hopscotches between 1920s Paris and Philadelphia with the story of a wronged young woman seeking love, revenge, and the recovery of her father’s art collection amid expatriates, charlatans, and post-Impressionists. (queenfrostine23)
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7pm
The art forger
Join us at this Ragdale Foundation co-sponsored event featuring Barbara Shapiro, whose latest novel is about an artist who makes a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner to forge a Degas painting in exchange for a show at his renowned gallery.
Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Milford - B.A. SHAPIRO to speak at the Nashua Public Library.
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6pm
We are honored to be the bookseller for this very special evening with author B.A. SHAPIRO, discussing her acclaimed novel, The art forger.
*Please note: this NASHUA READS event takes place at the Public Library on 2 Court Street (589-4600). 6 pm: Reception with the author (Friends of the Library members only), and at 7 pm: Author's presentation (open to the public). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The art forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
It's a staff pick in Milford and we hope you can come listen to the author and pick up a signed copy for your own 'library'.
Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
The Hickory Stick Book Club Discusses "The Art Forger"
The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30pm
The Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club's next meeting: Monday, July 21st at 6:30 pm We will be discussing The art forger by B.A. Shapiro ---------------------------------------- Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery. The art forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas. ======================
"Precise and exciting . . . Readers seeking an engaging novel about artists and art scandals will find “The art forger” rewarding for its skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence.”—The Washington Post“If Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Da Vinci Code had a love child, this would be it.”—Elle (Reader's Panel Reviewer) “Ingeniously and skillfully plotted.”—The Huffington Post
"A cleverly plotted art-world thriller/romance . . . . convincingly researched, engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews
"Filled with delightful twists, turns, and ruminations on what constitutes truth in art." --Publishers Weekly ------------------------------------------- Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525.
Location: Street: 2 Green Hill Road City: Washington Depot, Province: Connecticut Postal Code: 06794 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Northshire Saratoga KnitWits Reading Group
Northshire Bookstore, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm
The KnitWits Reading Group will meet at 6:30 pm on April 16 at the Common Thread to discuss The art forger by B.A. Shapiro and to knit from Literary knits by N. Lohr.
If you are a member of this reading group, please stop by The Northshire Bookstore to pick up your reserved copy of this title (and receive a 20% discount).
For more information or to join the group, contact Leah at email@example.com.
Location: Street: Common Thread Additional: 508 Broadway City: Saratoga Springs, Province: New York Postal Code: 12866 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Book Club and Cocktails and Canvas at the Alpine Arts Center
The Bookworm of Edwards, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30pm
A night of art and literature! Cocktails & Canvas and Book Club Discussion of The art forger by B.A. Shapiro
At the Alpine Arts Center 210 Edwards Village Blvd Edwards, CO 81632
Register as a group or individually for a special Book Club Cocktails & Canvas! Read The art forger by B.A. Shapiro and then create your own version of this wine bottle painting with step by step instructions. The class is $40 and includes all materials and instruction.
Register online: www.alpineartscenter.org For group registration call 970-926-2732
Location: Street: 210 Edwards Village Blvd. A105 City: Edwards, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81632-7932 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Novel Ideas: Art Forger
Left Bank Books, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12pm
Join us for a reading group discussion of The art forger by B.A. Shapiro!
Left Bank Books - Downtown
On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art now worth more than $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and struggling young artist Claire Roth is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)
For directions and public transportation information, click here.
Location: Street: Left Bank Books - Downtown Additional: 321 N. 10th City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Gibson's Book Club reads The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro
Gibson's Bookstore, Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7pm
Here's the novel that is giving Barbara Kingsolver a run for her money here at Gibson's.
On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art now worth more than $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and struggling young artist Claire Roth is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye...
"A clever, twisty novel about art, authenticity, love, and betrayal. B. A. Shapiro knows about Degas, and she knows about art theft and forgery, and she also knows how to tell a gripping story." --Tom Perrotta
"Blazingly good. Shapiro drops you where you've never been before, into the whole, crackingly alive world of art galleries, art forgeries, and the unexpected recesses of the human heart. As original as a real Degas, it's also as unforgettable." --Caroline Leavitt, NYT-bestselling author of "Pictures of You"
This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!
The Art Forger (GibsonsB)
B.A. Shapiro (Eastwood)
Schuler Books & Music - Eastwood, Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7pm
Girls’ Night Out presents B.A. Shapiro, author of NYT-Bestseller The art forger We are very excited to present a talk and signing with B.A. Shapiro, author of the highly praised novel The art forger, named one of Boston Globe’s Best Crime Books of 2012 and one of Kobo’s Best Fiction Ebooks of 2012! Dubbed “gripping” by The Oprah Magazine, and “ingeniously and skillfully plotted” by The Huffington Post, The art forger is perfect intelligently entertaining summer reading. Enter at the event to win a personal Skype event with the author for your book group!
Location: Street: 2820 Towne Center Blvd City: Lansing, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 48912 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
July 10: Not-Just-Fiction Book Club
Bear Pond Books, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 7pm
The art forger by B. A. Shapiro
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Location: Street: 77 Main St Additional: City: Montpelier, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05602 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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