For March, Book Talk will discuss Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things?
In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.
Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Hostess: Marya Horstmeyer (see newsletter for more info)
Discussion Leader: Jane Lowenhaupt