If you like art, history and real-life mysteries, be sure to attend April's Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club, where we'll be discussing The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. It's based on an actual event -- the theft of a number of pieces of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston -- but adds a fictional twist: an artist known as "The Great Pretender" has been hired by a shady source to copy one of the missing paintings, but as she works on the task she begins to suspect that the piece she is forging is actually a forgery itself...
The Art Forger is deeply detailed with information about the art world and artists' techniques, and makes for fascinating fiction based on a factual event. Please join us Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Nichols Library Lower Level Board Room to discuss it!
If you love classics, we're reading Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's for the Constant Readers Evening Book Club. In this novella, unforgettable girl about town Holly Golightly navigates the world of New York cafe society as she struggles with values and relationships.
Breakfast at Tiffany's is arguably Capote's best-known work and was subsequently transformed into the iconic film starring Audrey Hepburn. We'll meet Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Nichols Library Lower Level Board Room for this discussion. See you there!