Bylane “Virtual” Book Club: The Feather Thief

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Enjoy social distancing this month by reading The Feather Thief – Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century. It’s “[A] true-crime caper recounted with relish.” O, The Oprah Magazine, “10 Titles to Pick Up Now”

Then connect with our Bylane Book Club friends via Zoom to discuss this captivating book by Kirk Wallace Johnson. Last month’s “Zoom” Book Club discussion was a big hit… don’t miss out on our next one!  April’s selection of The Feather Thief has great reviews:

“Captivating…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 Revie

“Absorbing . . . Though it’s non-fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“[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…” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Monday, April 27, 7:00pm. Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling (914) 232-1999. A link will be emailed to participants on April 27th prior to the virtual meeting which you can click using a smart phone or a computer. Limited number of spaces are available.


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