The Collector's Apprentice (Library Binding)

By B. A. Shapiro

Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432858704, 593pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (10/16/2018)
Paperback (6/11/2019)
Hardcover (10/16/2018)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/16/2019)

List Price: 33.99*
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November 2018 Indie Next List

“What enormous fun Barbara Shapiro had in constructing this mini-universe of arts, artists, collectors, and grifters. Loosely based on Barnes Foundation founder Albert C. Barnes and his assistant, Shapiro’s fictional pair — Edwin Bradley, the collector, and the lovely but unlucky Paulien Mertens — flit from Europe to Pennsylvania and back in the 1920s. The joy of The Collector’s Apprentice is infectious as the reader is introduced to the salon of Gertrude Stein and becomes a voyeur of a passionate affair involving the great philanderer Henri Matisse. The Roaring Twenties, a whiff of the Talented Mr. Ripley, and a pinch of sex, murder, and mystery are the ingredients of this art thriller. With her bold brush strokes and vivid colors, Shapiro has created a Gauguin of a novel.”
— Darwin Ellis, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT
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