Friday, June 25, 2010
On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted at Book Chick City.
Tracy Chevalier's new novel depicts people who believe that God created human beings just a few thousand years ago. Chevalier digs back to the English town of Lyme Regis in the early 19th century. Two hundred miles north, a toddler named Charles Darwin will someday evolve into the world's most controversial scientist, but for now most everybody agrees with Bishop Ussher's conclusion that Earth was created on the night before Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. Until a poor little girl starts finding monster skeletons embedded in Lyme's coastal cliffs. That's enough to rattle anybody's prehensile tail.
I absolutely love the twitter page that inspired this book. I also can't wait for the tv show.