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Besters Book Club Presents: B.A. Shapiro


Friday January 19, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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The Besters are pleased to welcome author B.A. Shapiro to their Book Club series on Friday, January 19 at 11:00 am on Zoom to discuss her book, Metropolis.

This lecture is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required.


This lecture is presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

About the Book:

This mas­ter­ful nov­el of psy­cho­log­i­cal sus­pense from the New York Times best­selling author of The Art Forg­er fol­lows a cast of unfor­get­table char­ac­ters whose lives inter­sect when a har­row­ing acci­dent occurs at the Metrop­o­lis Stor­age Ware­house in Cam­bridge, Massachusetts.

Serge is a home­less street pho­tog­ra­ph­er who sleeps in his stor­age unit; Mar­ta is an ille­gal immi­grant who seeks refuge from ICE by hid­ing in hers; Lid­dy camps out in hers after escap­ing her abu­sive hus­band; Jason is a lawyer who uses his unit as his office; Rose is the office man­ag­er who takes kick­backs; and Zach is the build­ing own­er is an ex-drug deal­er. When a fate­ful acci­dent occurs, these six very dif­fer­ent peo­ple, with seem­ing­ly no link to each oth­er beyond the Metrop­o­lis Stor­age Ware­house in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts, see their pre­car­i­ous­ly bal­anced lives torn apart. But was it an acci­dent or some­thing else? Sui­cide, per­haps? Murder?

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall

About the Author

B. A. Shapiro is the best­selling author of The Col­lec­tor’s Appren­tice, The Mural­ist, and The Art Forg­er, which won the New Eng­land Book Award for Fic­tion and the Boston Authors Soci­ety Award for Fic­tion, among oth­er hon­ors. Her books have been select­ed as com­mu­ni­ty reads in numer­ous cities and trans­lat­ed through­out the world. Before becom­ing a nov­el­ist, she taught soci­ol­o­gy at Tufts Uni­ver­si­ty and cre­ative writ­ing at North­east­ern Uni­ver­si­ty. She and her hus­band, Dan, divide their time between Boston and Florida.



Friday, January 19


11:00 am - 12:00 pm




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