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Remarkable Creatures

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A voyage of discoveries, a meeting of two remarkable women, and extraordinary time and place enrich bestselling author Tracy Chevalier's enthralling new novel From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"--and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is barred from the academic community; as a young woman with unusual interests she is suspected of sinful behavior. Nature is a threat, throwing bitter, cold storms and landslips at her. And when she falls in love, it is with an impossible man. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a recent exile from London, who also loves scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy. Ultimately, in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning novel of how one woman's gift transcends class and social prejudice to lead to some of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century. Above all, is it a revealing portrait of the intricate and resilient nature of female friendship. Watch a Video
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A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway.

On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man.

Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset.

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subject_facetAnning, Mary, -- 1799-1847 -- Fiction
Audiobooks (CD)
Biographical fiction
Biographical fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD)
Discoveries in science -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Discoveries in science -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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Female friendship -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Fossils -- Collection and preservation -- Fiction
Fossils -- Collection and preservation -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Philpot, Elizabeth, -- 1780-1857 -- Fiction
Women paleontologists -- England -- Fiction
Women paleontologists -- England -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_displayRemarkable Creatures
title_fullRemarkable Creatures
Remarkable creatures [electronic resource] / Tracy Chevalier
Remarkable creatures [sound recording (MP3)] / Tracy Chevalier
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Discoveries in science
Female friendship
Fiction
Fossils
History
Literature
Philpot, Elizabeth
Women paleontologists