The Find

The Find Anna Silowski highly educated driven and successful works as a curator in a prestigious palaeontological museum Scott Macleod dropped out of school has a confused relationship with his Native root

  • Title: The Find
  • Author: Kathy Page
  • ISBN: 9781552788370
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anna Silowski, highly educated, driven and successful, works as a curator in a prestigious palaeontological museum Scott Macleod dropped out of school, has a confused relationship with his Native roots, and an alcoholic father in tow After a day s prospecting leads Anna to make an extraordinary discovery in a remote part of British Columbia, the tensions below the surfacAnna Silowski, highly educated, driven and successful, works as a curator in a prestigious palaeontological museum Scott Macleod dropped out of school, has a confused relationship with his Native roots, and an alcoholic father in tow After a day s prospecting leads Anna to make an extraordinary discovery in a remote part of British Columbia, the tensions below the surface of her successful career are exposed Anna has carried for years terrifying knowledge that she feels she must keep secret, and now is pushed toward breakdown She finds herself unexpectedly dependent on Scott, and recruits him to help on the excavation of her find Scott is soon way out of his depth, and the excavation itself teeters on the edge of disaster THE FIND is a compelling story about discovery, inheritance and fate, and a moving exploration of the possibilities that hide within a seemingly impossible relationship.

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    1. Even though set on Vancouver Island, the paleontology portion was a letdown. The Huntingtons portion was almost more interesting Not worth the read, in my opinion.

    2. I really enjoyed the mix of palaeontology and the shall have a child and relationship story. I saw the HD as a a metaphor for what do I pass on to my child and how much responsibility should I take for that. It all rolls a long rather splendidly with the tension racking up over the warring academics.Towards the end it losses its way. I feels like it needed to wrap up before it did and the car crash towards the end seem one plot device too far. However, well handled and relatively light touch to [...]

    3. One of the main characters, Anna Silowski, is a middle-aged paleontologist working as a curator in a museum. Taking a day with some colleagues for an impromptu prospecting trip, Anna discovers a partially exposed fossilized skeleton. An incident later in the day with one of her colleagues creates a division between them and leads to an ongoing struggle between the two regarding the dig project. Anna's choices in life have largely been influenced by her fear of what life has in store for her, spe [...]

    4. As much as I liked "Alphabet", also by Page, I felt this one didn't quite hit the mark. Anna is a paleontologist who discovers a new/important set of bones on a riverbed in BC and finds herself in a controversy and bitter battle with a fellow researcher and the local native band. Underneath this is her decision to not get tested for the debilitating disease that took her father.She confesses her worries that she's showing symptoms to Scott, a dropout guy who's main role in life is looking after [...]

    5. An unusual blend of science, politics, social commentary, and romance - and most of these threads don't quite go where you expect them to.Page packs in a lot of subjects that could easily be worthy of a more serious treatment and create a book three times the size of this one.Instead, she chooses to keep the tone medium to light, even though the topics are heavy, and she pulls it off. The plot more or less resolves itself, yet the issues still feel unresolved - because they are. That's how life [...]

    6. A paleontologist discovered a flying dinosaur and worked to have it put into a museum after fighting harassment from another colleague and resolving claims from First Nations. In the midst of this, she was fighting her own genetic susceptibility to Huntington’s Disease. Parallel to this is the struggle of her lover, a school drop-out, to discover himself and find his way to a more fulfilling life. A good read with some meaningful outcomes. I enjoyed the characters and the context of the story. [...]

    7. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Location - West Coast FN land, presenting skilled characters in jobs and situations with explanations just outside my knowledge (so, stretching my awareness)in parlance that satisfied my need for both internal and external dialogue. Paleontology, team dynamics, aging and illness, a strong female protagonist with interesting and arresting side-players.

    8. It was my first Kathy Page book and I like it so much that I decided to read everything else she's written.

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