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Kirk Wallace Johnson

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00p.m.

Acclaimed journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson presents a rollicking true-crime adventure about the theft of nearly 300 bird skins from a natural history museum in England. It’s a story that leads readers through 19th century scientific expeditions into the jungles of Malaysia, the “feather fever” of the turn-of-the century fashion world and the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying and its fanatic, often underground modern-day practitioners. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice, “The Feather Thief” is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man’s destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

Books will be available for purchase at the event from the Novel Neighbor.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.