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The Archaeology of Writing

All over the world, but not of it. Hemisphere-hopping wife, mother, author, angler, and seminary graduate. Represented by Books & Such Literary Agency.

Currently reading

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
Hugh Wilford
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman
Blood and Beauty
Sarah Dunant
The Last Camellia
Sarah Jio

The Art Forger: A Novel

The Art Forger - B.A. Shapiro This book has one of the most uniques "voices" I've read in a long time. Ms. Shapiro does an excellent job of characterization, which made me care about Claire and her friends. She nailed the artistic world, and her use of flashback chapters wasn't distracting. I appreciate her intelligent perspective, and enjoyed the academic approach to art, history, and the painting process. She has a light hand with sex and profanity, which I also appreciate.

I hope to read more of her work. (And no, I dont' know her, so this isn't a planted recommendation.)

Excellent job.