Barbara Shapiro Author Talk!

Hanson Public Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

barbara shapiro
Photo credit-Lynn Wayne

Barbara Shapiro is the author of The Art Forger, a literary, award-winning thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. She’s also the author of five suspense novels, four screenplays and one nonfiction book. Ms. Shapiro lives in Boston and teaches creative writing at Northeastern University.

  • Book discussion
  • Questions and answers
  • Book signing
  • Light refreshments

The Art Forger by Barbara ShapiroIn her highly acclaimed novel, The Art Forger, Barbara Shapiro weaves a captivating story around a Degas painting stolen during the 1990 art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Clare Roth, a struggling Boston artist, agrees to forge one of the stolen Degas paintings in exchange for a one-woman gallery art show. Clare quickly begins to suspect the painting delivered to her is itself a forgery rather than the stolen Degas masterpiece. An intriguing plot with richly developed relationships unfolds.

Booklist Review states, “The Art Forger is an entrancingly visual, historically rich, deliciously witty, sensuous, and smart tale of authenticity versus fakery in which Shapiro artfully turns a clever caper into a provocative meditation on what we value most.”

The Art Forger is available through the SAILS Library Network.

  • This event is free, but requires registration.
  • Due to the size of the room, registration is limited to 75 participants.
  • To register, please call 781-293-2151 or email
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