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September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Permalink

Some people feel there is really only one story to tell, and it is told over and over again. Does this theory make our September book, The Art Forger, a forgery?

Many writing classes start by explaining this theory of the same story, over and over again. What start as a portrait of a character, only turns into a story when something happens to affect change in that character, for good or bad. If this is indeed true, then what was it that happened to Claire to upset her life so? Was it her relationships or the forgery, or her own instincts to answer the questions about the forgery? In terms of writing, was Ms. Shapiro able to inspire you enough to believe Claire? Do you feel this book is about the art heist and Isabella Stewart Gardner, or about a forgery.

While reading The Art Forger, I will admit to scanning the web often to find out which parts were real. For me, as a curious reader, this was important in my enjoyment of the book. How do you feel about it? Will you be joining us, Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 in our Community Room to participate in our conversation? Hope to see you there.

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