A NoveleBook - 2014
From Library Staff
Margaret Mead is arguably the world's best known anthropologist and until I read this book I imagined her as a staid academic. This fictionalized account of an event in her life showed me that this could not be further from the truth. Set in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s, King tells the tale of a... Read More »
Inspired by the life of Margaret Mead, this beautifully-written novel of three fictional anthropologists, set in the 1930s in New Guinea, explores the love triangle that binds them and the career rivalries that divide them. In this compelling story, King has created fictional tribes and customs i... Read More »
I just finished this story loosely based on Margaret Mead and her anthropology work in New Guinea and it was AMAZING! The science stuff is spiced up with a love triangle. I read it in two days.
Lily King's novel is loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead and her anthropology work in New Guinea. She definitely takes artistic license and throws in a love triangle (although there does seem to be some truth to that) but the real standout is Nell's (the fictional Mead) interactions with ... Read More »