Evening Book Group - May 15: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Presto
Nonfiction. 336 pages. 2017..
The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure deep into the Honduran rainforest, into an untouched world of deadly snakes and ancient curses, in this riveting narrative about the discovery of a lost civilization-culminating in a stunning medical mystery.
From NY Times review:
Memoirs of jungle adventures too often devolve into lurid catalogs of hardships, as their authors take undue glee in detailing every bug bite, malarial fever and bad cup of instant coffee they’ve had to endure. But Preston proves too thoughtful an observer and too skilled a storyteller to settle for churning out danger porn. He has instead created something nuanced and sublime: a warm and geeky paean to the revelatory power of archaeology, tempered by notes of regret.
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· Come to one meeting, or all
· Books are available at the library
- Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Show more dates
- 6:45pm - 8:00pm
- Edith Stone Room
- Albany Library
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