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"No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems."

—Anna Garlin Spencer

 

Vail Public Library's Book Discussion Group

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This month's selection is "Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession" by Craig Childs

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  • All Ages
When March 12, 2014
from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where Vail Public Library's Community Room
Contact Name Vail Public Library
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Contact Phone 970-479-2187
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This month's selection is "Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession" by Craig Childs. Summary: "To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero--or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs's riveting new book is a ghost story--an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection."

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