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Nonfiction Book Club

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


This month, we will discuss Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in American’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi.  

When Forrest Fenn was given a fatal cancer diagnosis, he came up with a bold plan: He would hide a chest full of jewels and gold in the wilderness, and publish a poem that would serve as a map leading to the treasure’s secret location. But he didn’t die, and after hiding the treasure in 2010, Fenn instead presided over a decade-long gold rush that saw many thousands of treasure hunters scrambling across the Rocky Mountains in pursuit of his fortune. 
In 2017, reporter Daniel Barbarisi began to document this hunt. Over the course of four chaotic years, several searchers would die, endless controversies would erupt, and one hunter would ultimately find the chest.  But the mystery didn’t end there.

Copies of this book are available at the library. 

The BFL is not open on summer Saturdays, therefore our  discussion will be held on Zoom.  Please register here to receive the meeting details:

Nonfiction Book Club Registration - July 2023


July 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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