Gibson's Book Club reads The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro
Monday, December 2, at 7 PM.
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"