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B.A. Shapiro

The Muralist
Sponsored by Terry Heller

You’ll love it if:  You recommended the Art Forger to all of your friends and have been holding your breath for her new book.

Entwining historical and fictional characters, moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. Shapiro tells the story of the mysterious disappearance of a young American painter in 1940, and how 70 years later her great-niece uncovers mysterious paintings hidden behind works by now famous Abstract Expressionist artists that may answer the questions surrounding her aunt’s disappearance.


B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The MuralistThe Art ForgerThe Safe RoomBlind SpotSee No EvilBlameless, and Shattered Echoes. She has also written four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big SqueezeThe Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists—including the New York TimesBoston GlobeLA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle—and has won many awards including The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.