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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson--a sensible schoolmarm and lonely spinster--is just trying to get through life. But one day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and her tidy, circumscribed life, to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of an insect that may or may not exist: the golden beetle of New Caledonia, Margery's childhood obsession ever since her father gave her a book on cryptozoology right before he killed himself. The assistant Margery hires to accompany her, Enid Pretty, in her pink hat and pompom sandals, is not the companion she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all expectations: a cross-ocean voyage to a remote island covered with dense jungle--the last place two proper British ladies would expect to find themselves. They must risk everything and break all the rules, but at the top of a mountain deep in the South Pacific they will discover their best selves." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library JOYCE (Rachel) (Text) 37814003412229 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/19/2021 Reshelving -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Joyce, R (Text) 35178001831026 Adult Fiction Book None 11/04/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC JOYCE (Text) 33892100709956 Adult Fiction Book None 11/24/2020 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview FIC JOYCE (Text) 37620000965345 New Adult Book System_Only_3months 04/28/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library JOYCE (Text) 33892006634076 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 11/03/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812996708
  • ISBN: 0812996704
  • Physical Description: 353 pages : illustration, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Dial Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2020.

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Includes Reader's guide and Questions and topics for discussion.
Summary, etc.:
"It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson--a sensible schoolmarm and lonely spinster--is just trying to get through life. But one day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and her tidy, circumscribed life, to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of an insect that may or may not exist: the golden beetle of New Caledonia, Margery's childhood obsession ever since her father gave her a book on cryptozoology right before he killed himself. The assistant Margery hires to accompany her, Enid Pretty, in her pink hat and pompom sandals, is not the companion she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all expectations: a cross-ocean voyage to a remote island covered with dense jungle--the last place two proper British ladies would expect to find themselves. They must risk everything and break all the rules, but at the top of a mountain deep in the South Pacific they will discover their best selves." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Cryptozoology > Fiction.
New Caledonia > Description and travel > Fiction.
Beetles > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Friendship.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Novels.

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