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Friday, July 1, 2011

Bookclub on the Blog: June Selection

Posted by EPL Bookclub
Request Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

"A riveting story of two women who become friends as they collect fossils on the beach.  Based on true people, this story will make you want to learn more about Mary Anning and visit the fossils at the Natural History Museum in London".

"An interesting look at two women and the culture of early 1800's England, these women are able to overcome the sometime oppressive ideas of the day about a woman's place in society.  Each gives her life meaning by pursuing a passion for fossil hunting".

"A refreshingly different type of book.  Based on real people".

"Very well written.  A captivating story that keeps you turning the pages".

"Tracy Chevalier blends fact and fiction exceedingly well.  She writes about two brave, exceptional women who are separated by class and education but bound by friendship and a passion for fossils".

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