Books on Tap: The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer
Books on Tap Join us at Keys’ Meads to discuss The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer. Copies of the book may be borrowed at the Key Largo Library or Keys’ Meads and returned to library staff the evening of the event, or to the library. Drinks will be available for purchase.
Summary: “August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now in the Louvre is a fake, switched in 1911. Present day: art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth behind his most famous ancestor: Peruggia. His search attracts an Interpol detective with something to prove and an unfamiliar but curiously helpful woman. Soon, Luke tumbles deep into the world of art and forgery, a land of obsession and danger. A gripping novel exploring the 1911 theft and the present underbelly of the art world, The Last Mona Lisa is a suspenseful tale, tapping into our universal fascination with da Vinci’s enigma, why people are driven to possess certain works of art, and our fascination with the authentic and the fake”– Provided by publisher.