The Art Forger

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Algonquin Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

B. A. Shapiro is the bestselling author of The Collector's Apprentice, The Muralist, and The Art Forger, which won the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Boston Authors Society Award for Fiction, among other honors. Her books have been selected as community reads in numerous cities and translated throughout the world. Before becoming a novelist, she taught sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She and her husband, Dan, divide their time between Boston and Florida.


Boston Globe's Best Crime Books of 2012

"The Art Forger is the real thing."

"[A] nimble mystery."--The New York Times Book Review

"Gripping." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"[A] highly entertaining literary thriller about fine art and foolish choices." --Parade

"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)

"[Shapiro] has such interesting things to say about authenticity--in both art and love--that her novel becomes not just emotionally involving but addictive." --Entertainment Weekly

"Ingeniously and skillfully plotted." --The Huffington Post

"Warning: Don't dig into this book if you have something to do . . . An addictive thriller." --Redbook

"An engaging tale about art, cupidity, and a Faustian bargain . . . Shapiro convincingly depicts the rarefied art world that lionizes a chosen few and ignores the talented, scrabbling outsiders on the fringe. Shapiro is adept, too, at showing the white-hot heat of an artist engaged in creating a painting. She knows art history, painting techniques, and how forgers have managed through the centuries to dupe buyers into paying for fakes . . . Inventive and entertaining." --The Boston Globe

"Smart, sexy . . . spellbinding."

"An intelligent, cleverly plotted page-turner." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews