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  • Published: New York : Dutton, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 312 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780525951452
  • 0525951458

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Remarkable creatures

by Chevalier, Tracy.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult

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Good Historical Fiction

The novel is narrated by a middle-aged spinster whose complicated friendship with Mary Anning develops over their mutual love of fossil-hunting. The story beautifully deals with the time period’s constraints of gender roles and the complexities of social classes.

It was a great look at an overlooked figure whose work contributed to major scientific breakthroughs. Tracy Chevalier’s meticulous research and incorporation of facts in her fiction makes her work all the more readable and enjoyable.

Remarkable Creatures

If you like historical fiction, fossils, or English history, you will enjoy this book. It gives a great sense of early 19th century England and the main character, Mary Anning, actually discovered important fossils of prehistoric creatures. This is a really interesting book.

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