Book Review: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro is now available in paperback.

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The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin Books; 384 pages; $14.95).

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                We’re all a little guilty, aren’t we?  We’ve all told a little white lie… or ten.  “Yes, I absolutely love your new haircut.”  “This new recipe tastes yummy”(quick, spit it out in your napkin while no one’s looking).  “I read all of War and Peace last year for my book club.”  There are white lies that do not matter in the scheme of life, but then there are big lies and even bigger deceptions that matter a great deal.

In B.A. Shapiro’s taut and intriguing novel The Art Forger, Clair Roth knows all about lies and deceptions.

Scandal has tarnished the reputation of this once-promising young artist.  When her married lover, Isaac Cullion, experienced a creative rough patch, Clair offered to be his muse.  Clair did more than just help Isaac, though, she painted a masterpiece that…

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4 responses to “Book Review: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

  1. I really want to read this book because I keep hearing such great things!

  2. All its buzz is well-deserved.

  3. Carrie Rice

    I’m dying to read this.

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