is “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier (Plume/Penguin, 2009), recommended by @grapevines and seconded by several others. It’s an historical novel about Mary Anning, a poor, uneducated woman in 19th century England who had a talent and passion for finding fossils of prehistoric animals. As you would imagine, her finds led to controversy with religious and scientific leaders of the day. Perhaps the followers of Science Sunday would like to join in!
Our discussion will begin at 7 pm ET on Wednesday, August 17th. Since the book has been in print for several years, it is available in paperback new and used, and should be obtainable from public libraries.
Several folks suggested non-fiction works as well – I’ll keep those suggestions and mention them in my next call for suggestions, since we’re going to try alternating fiction and non.