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Author Talk: Alice Jane Hamilton
June 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come to the Midland Public Library Assembly Room for an evening of long ago stories, featuring “Finding John Rae” by Alice Jane Hamilton.
This creative nonfiction biography of the celebrated Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae begins in 1854 when, on a mapping expedition to the Boothia Peninsula, Rae discovers the missing link in the Northwest Passage. On the same trip, a chance encounter with an Inuit hunter leads him to uncover the tragic fate that befell the officers and crew of the long-missing Franklin Expedition when, starving on the ice, they resorted to cannibalism.