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AGA Book Club
March 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curiosity: A Love Story
by Joan Thomas
Mary Anning sold “sea shells by the sea shore,” and is credited with the discovery of several important dinosaur fossils. However, during the early nineteenth century, no woman was recognized or accepted into the scientific community and it would take more than one hundred fifty years for the Royal Society to recognize her contributions to the history of science. Set amid the landscape of a Jane Austen novel, Joan Thomas tells the story of Anning, a very real young woman who must make her way in a man’s world.
“The best historical novels effortlessly transport their readers back into the past…Thomas vividly recreates a world in which scientific questions and discoveries were beginning to shake the established Biblical version of Creation” Amy Sands Brodoff, Quill & Quire, vol.76, Issue 3, p.36.
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