Join New York Times bestselling novelist Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring, as she discusses her newest book Remarkable Creatures at the Sandwich High School auditorium on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00pm.
This will be her only bookstore visit in the United States to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of the book. The evening is hosted by Titcomb’s Bookshop and the Sandwich Public Library. Admission is $2. A book signing will follow the talk.
Remarkable Creatures is the story of 19th century British fossil hunter and paleontologist Mary Anning and her unlikely relationship with Elizabeth Philpot, an intellectual and independent member of London’s upper middle class who also collected and studied fossils. At the age of twelve Mary Anning found the first complete ichthyosaur specimen; her later findings include the first two plesiosaur skeletons. Anning lived a life of poverty and received very little recognition for her work, both during her lifetime and today. Her discoveries, however, go on to shake the scientific community and lead to new ways of thinking about the creation of the world. Tracy will share what she learned while researching Mary Anning’s life, her discoveries, and the social conditions and women’s lives in 19th century England.
“We are thrilled to be able to host Tracy Chevalier,” states Vicky Uminowicz of Titcomb’s Bookshop. “This latest book about Mary Anning is absolutely fascinating. It’s hard to believe that a poor girl on the coast of England could have made such tremendous discoveries. Tracy brings Mary’s story to life brilliantly in this book.”
Tracy Chevalier is a master of historical fiction. Her colossal breakthrough bestseller, Girl with a Pearl Earring, has sold almost 4 million copies and was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film. She has also written three more critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers. She grew up in Washington, DC and has a BA in English from Oberlin College, Ohio, and an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. She has lived in London for over 20 years.
For further information or to reserve a signed copy of Remarkable Creatures if you cannot attend, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508-888-2331. Titcomb’s Bookshop, located at 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich, is a family-owned independent bookstore selling new and used books since 1969. For more information, please refer to the bookshop website www.titcombsbookshop.com.
Courtesy of Titcomb's Bookshop.