Set in ancient Italy, this retelling of Snow White from the (evil) Queen’s perspective is a dark, empathic portrayal of how evil is made, not born. It is shaped by the bigoted rules of a patriarchal society, by the cruelty of others, by love that contorts and sours over time. This book is dramatic, romantic and ultimately tragic, but like all of Napoli’s work, well worth a read.
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Daniel Lewis discusses and signs The Feathery Tribe
06/21/2012 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution's first curator of birds, was one of North America's most important natural scientists. Exploring a world in which the uses of language, classification and accountability between amateurs and professionals played essential roles, Lewis offers a vivid introduction to Ridgway and shows how his work fundamentally influenced the direction of American and international ornithology.