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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest

 

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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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