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New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston at Ferguson Library

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Meet #1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston, author of the new book, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at The Ferguson Library in Stamford. This special event, the author’s only Connecticut appearance, is hosted by The Friends of The Ferguson Library and will include a multimedia presentation. Tickets are $15 and include a wine and appetizer reception. Proceeds to benefit the Library. Register online at

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story is about a 500-year-old legend, an ancient curse, a stunning medical mystery, and a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world’s densest jungle.

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about an ancient White City of immense wealth hidden in the Honduran interior. In 1940, a swashbuckling journalist returned from the jungle with hundreds of artifacts and tantalizing stories of having seen the crumbling walls of the Lost City of the Monkey God for himself. Soon after, he committed suicide without revealing its mysterious location. Three quarters of a century later, Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying a machine that would change everything.

Suspenseful and surprising, The Lost City of the Monkey God, is narrative nonfiction at its most compelling: a story of adventure, danger, ancient curses, modern technology, a stunning medical mystery, and a riveting eye-witness account of one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. Douglas Preston not only guides readers through the story of the actual discovery of a lost civilization, he also provides an incredibly rich tapestry of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental context for the discovery.

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Douglas Preston is the author of 35 books, both fiction (co-author with Lincoln Child of the bestselling series of novels featuring FBI agent Pendergast) and nonfiction, 16 of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching #1. In addition to books, he writes about archaeology and paleontology for The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian.

Reception at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Book sale and signing.

For more information, call 203 351-8275. The Ferguson Library Main Library, DiMattia Building is located at the corner of Bedford and Broad Streets, Stamford.

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