Kirk Wallace Johnson - The Feather Thief

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Kirk Wallace Johnson - The Feather Thief 

Author Talk At Rediscovered Books

Friday April 26th, 7 p.m. 

Tickets $20  (1 copy of the paperback edition included in ticket price)


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“Fascinating from the first page to the last—you won’t be able to put it down.”—Southern Living

“Thrilling.” —Bustle, “The 9 Most Anticipated True Crime Books of 2018”

“A captivating tale . . . Everything the author touches in this thoroughly engaging true-crime tale turns to storytelling gold . . . Johnson’s flair for telling an engrossing story is, like the beautiful birds he describes, exquisite . . . A superb tale about obsession, nature, and man’s ‘unrelenting desire to lay claim to its beauty, whatever the cost.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

 “[An] enthralling account of a truly bizarre crime . . . Johnson goes deep into the exotic bird and feather trade and concludes that though obsession and greed know no bounds, they certainly make for a fascinating tale. The result is a page-turner that will likely appeal to science, history, and true crime readers.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers, for readers of The Stranger in the WoodsThe Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.

Kirk W. Johnson is the author of To Be a Friend Is Fatal and the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the American Academy in Berlin, and the USC Annenberg Center.

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180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101981610
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - April 24th, 2018