Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Art Forger kept me reading into the wee hours -- I HAD to find out what happened. A wonderful story about art, human nature, Degas, forgery, betrayal, Isabella Stewart Gardiner and her museum in Boston. Excellent descriptions of how a painting is created as well as how a painter's career is built -- or destroyed.
My agent sent me this book -- Shapiro is a client of hers -- knowing that I'd enjoy it and I did, I did!
Several years after almost everyone I know recommended The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to me, I have finally read it and have to say, everyone was right. It's a charming, quirky story, told through letters and in many different voices. There are wonderful characters and a fascinating exploration of a previously little known facet of WWII -- the German Occupation of small bit of Britain -- the channel island of Guernsey.