The New York Post – Best Books to Read

The New York Post’s Best Books to Read right now! Jonathan Santlofer (fiction, Sourcebooks) In August of 1911, the “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre by Vincent Perrugia; it was discovered two years later. But was the version that was recovered and returned to Read more…

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Postcard Giveaway / Drawing Contest

Win a chance at these drawings here – https://books.sourcebooks.com/last-mona-lisa-preorder/  

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Events for The Last Mona Lisa

Event Time Place Adriana Trigiani Facebook Live (virtual event) Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:00 pm (ET) Adriana Trigiani Live link here Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with Joyce Carol Oates (virtual event) Wednesday, August 11, 2021 8:00 pm (ET) Harvard Bookstore / Politics & Prose / Read more…

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Publisher’s Weekly Review – The Last Mona Lisa

“The real-life theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre on Aug. 21, 1911, by workman Vincenzo Peruggia provides the backdrop for this outstanding caper from Nero Award winner Santlofer (Anatomy of Fear). In 2019, Luke Perrone, a nontenured university professor of art Read more…

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Kirkus Reviews – The Last Mona Lisa

      “Santlofer crafts a layered and absorbing art mystery, complete with exciting action scenes and beautiful descriptions of the city of Florence and its art as well as Paris and Nice. It’s the human story at the heart of it, though, that really Read more…

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ALA Booklist Review

Luke Perrone is a former New Jersey bad boy, a recovering alcoholic, a painter, and an art history professor. Frustrated with the slow pace of his career, he decides to risk all and fully pursue his obsession with his great-grand- father, Vincent Peruggia, the starving Read more…

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People Magazine – Best Books – People’s Picks Summer 2021

Jonathan Santlofer The Last Mona Lisa After a journal surfaces in Florence, a professor obsessed with his great-grandfather’s 1911 heist of the Mona Lisa is in hot pursuit—along with assassins and ruthless art dealers. Kim Hubbard People Magazine People Picks – Best Books 2021

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The Brooklyn Rail – The Last Mona Lisa

    I met Jonathan Santlofer at the Yaddo artist residency in Saratoga Springs, New York. We were housemates, and got on well. After we’d left, he offered me his spare bedroom in Manhattan, if I was ever passing through town. A few months later, Read more…

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Author Interviews: Jonathan Santlofer

 Five years ago, author and artist Jonathan Santlofer was at home with his wife, food writer Joy Santlofer, when Joy began feeling feverish. Joy, who had undergone outpatient surgery the day before for a torn meniscus in her knee, called her doctor’s office and Read more…

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When It Comes to Grief and Loss

Sometimes the thing you least want to do becomes the very thing that touches other people most. I never wanted to write The Widowers Notebook, a book that chronicles my wife, Joy’s sudden death. I resisted writing it, then resisted publishing it. I told myself Read more…

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