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Rinella to present ‘The Art Forger’

Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Service League of Crystal Lake once again will welcome nationally renowned book dramatist Barbara Rinella for an event April 12.

Fans of this self-described “academic entertainer” will be captivated as she brings to life the New York Times best-seller “The Art Forger.”

This spellbinding novel by B.A. Shapiro tells the story of Claire Roth, a struggling young artist who has found herself right in the middle of the largest unsolved art heist in history. Rinella retells this literary thriller that treats listeners to three centuries of art thieves, forgers and obsessive collectors. Rinella is known for bringing literature to life, inspiring her audiences to learn and laugh.

The event will start at 10 a.m. at the Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road. A coffee bar will serve as a prelude to the presentation, and a gourmet lunch will follow.

Paintings from local artists will be raffled off, as will a Kindle HD.

Tickets, which is on sale, cost $40 a person, and reservations are required. 

All proceeds go back to the Crystal Lake community through financial assistance and scholarships. 

For information, call 815-355-3635, email amzich@gmail.com, or visit slcrystallake.org.

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