On October 18th, Chandler Public Library joins archaeological organizations, museums and libraries around the world to celebrate International Archaeology Day. Join us at the Downtown Library on Saturday at 2:00 pm for a special program that will encourage you to excavate your inner Indiana Jones. Author Judith Starkston will discuss her debut novel Hand of Fire, as well as her travels to the archaeology sites of Troy (Turkey).
Hand of Fire tells the tale of Briseis, the captive woman Achilles and Agamemnon fought over in The Iliad. When Achilles, the half-immortal Greek warrior, takes Briseis captive in the midst of the Trojan War, he gets more than he bargained for: a healing priestess, a strong-willed princess - and a warrior. She raises a sword against Achilles and ignites a passion that seals his fate and changes her destiny.
To learn more, see what books and resources the library has to offer! Search the catalog for books on archaeology, both nonfiction and fiction, for adults and kids. Do even more research in Britannica Online, available for free through your library (with your library card number and PIN). Or, get back to basics and read Homer's Iliad.
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