Friday Book Group: “The Feather Thief”

april, 2019

26apr2:00 pmFriday Book Group: "The Feather Thief"2:00 pm Decorah Public Library

Friday Book Group


Event Details

The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. April 26th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Kirk Wallace Johnson’s “The Feather Thief.” In June 2009, twenty-year-old Edwin Rist went to the Natural History Museum at Tring and stole hundreds of rare bird skins whose feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to those who shared his obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson learned about the heist and was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation.



(Friday) 2:00 pm


Decorah Public Library