EVENT OVERVIEW: A Book Club Event featuring B.A. Shapiro In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc., about B.A.'s Bestselling novel The Art Forger.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: B.A. Shapiro is the Bestselling Author of The Art Forger, a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. Writing as Barbara Shapiro, she is also the author of five suspense novels The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes as well as the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. She lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 Million Dollars were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye. Claire makes her living reproducing famous works of art for a popular online retailer. Desperate to improve her situation, she lets herself be lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting, one of the Degas masterpieces stolen from the Gardner Museum, in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when the long-missing Degas painting, the one that had been hanging for one hundred years at the Gardner, is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Claire's search for the truth about the painting's origins leads her into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late nineteenth century may be the only evidence that can now save her life. B.A. Shapiro's razor-sharp writing and rich plot twists make The Art Forger an absorbing literary thriller that treats us to three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors. It's a dazzling novel about seeing and not seeing the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: B.A. Shapiro will appear In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc. A Booksigning will follow the Presentation. A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $14.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover of The Art Forger, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.
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PLEASE NOTE: The Publication Date of this Book is May 1, 2013. Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after May 1, 2013.
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