Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club

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

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The Art Forger

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.

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"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

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The Art Forger (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781616203160
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 5/2013

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