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Those first two sounds fantastic. Reminds me of Miles Harvey’s “The Island of Lost Maps,” a true-crime story about a map thief, and Karl Sabbagh’s “A Rum Affair: A True Story Of Botanical Fraud,” in which a guy convinces the world a rare sedge grows where it doesn’t. The obsession language above triggered the memory. People’s obsessions open up whole worlds for themselves, and writers illuminating those obsessions open up whole worlds for us readers—worlds we can hardly imagine existing before cracking the cover.

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LOVE The Feather Thief! Who knew I could ever care so much about fly ties?!

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Feb 13Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

Have you read Damnation Spring? It’s a novel set in the PNW as the logging era is ending. It’s so good and makes me want to look into Tree Thieves.

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Feb 10Liked by Jeremy Anderberg

I know someone who would be fascinated by The Feather Thief. I can't wait to get it for him but I will read it myself before he gets it..

I have loved Mary Roach. ,"Stiff" got me hooked. It's too bad this one may not be as strong but I'm loyal enough to give it a try.

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