A librarian’s BEA Shout ‘n’ Share pick, B.A. Shapiro’s debut novel, The Art Forger(Workman/Algonquin; HighBridge Audio; Thorndike Large Print), has been picking up fans since its release in October.

It hit the Indie Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list at #11 last week, moves up to #9 this week and is showing heavy holds in several libraries.

Consumer reviewers found weaknesses in the plot, but all agreed with Entertainment Weekly‘s conclusion that the author “has such interesting things to say about authenticity — in both art and love — that her novel … becomes not just emotionally involving but addictive.”

Booksellers were unequivocal in their endorsement, making it the #1 Indie Next Pick for November.

2 Responses to “Holds Alert: THE ART FORGER”

  1. Dessa Says:

    This is not the author’s debut novel: http://mainecrimewriters.com/uncategorized/an-interview-with-b-a-shapiro-author-of-the-art-forger

    Library Journal has also referred to it numerous times as her debut.

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    THANKS for the correction!