Shelfari submitted a request to combine 2 books Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Shelfari edited the settings of The Evolution of Jane Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Shelfari edited the characters of The Evolution of Jane Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Shelfari approved its own request to combine 2 books, including The Evolution of Jane, Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Shelfari submitted a request to combine 2 books, including The Evolution of Jane, Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Shelfari edited the subjects of The Evolution of Jane Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
Shelfari edited the first edition of The Evolution of Jane Saturday, February 6, 2010.
Shelfari edited the classification of The Evolution of Jane Thursday, January 28, 2010.
Shelfari edited the description of The Evolution of Jane Saturday, August 1, 2009.
From the bestselling author of The Love Letter , comes a playful and evocative exploration of the nature of friendship "Classy, intelligent fun." -- People Six hundred miles off the Ecuadoran mainland, just south of the equator, the Galpagos Islands are home to diverse species of exotic wildlife--and tourists of every stripe and feather. It is here that Jane Barlow Schwartz embarks on a quest as urgent as Charles Darwin's one hundred and fifty years before: to find out why her childhood friendship with her cousin and soul-mate Martha ended; and what unknown event, family feud, or unintended slight caused the happiest part of her life to become extinct. Along the way, amid blue-footed boobies, red-lipped batfish, and various species mating, squabbling, separating, and coming together again, Jane ponders the origin of her own colorful and peculiar heritage, a secret history of natural selection, and the flawed and fascinating evolutionary process that makes us all who we are. Praise for The Evolution of Jane "A tour de force . . . witty. Consistently amusing and provocative . . . a great pleasure to read."-- The New York Times "We should rejoice in a rare novel like The Evolution of Jane . A beautifully descriptive travelogue of the Galpagos . . . wrapped around a rollicking family saga tinged with hints of sexual intrigue. Three cheers."--Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review "Hilariously rendered. In her smart, funny, and moving book, Schine weaves a tight bond between natural processes and human love, and reveals to us the spiritual metamorphosis that is life itself."-- San Diego Union-Tribune
Shelfari edited the contributors of The Evolution of Jane Sunday, July 26, 2009.