Circling the Sun: A Novel

Circling the Sun: A Novel Author Paula McLain
ISBN-10 0345534204
ISBN-13 9780345534200
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR BOOKPAGE AND SHELF AWARENESSPaula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction and for good reason Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun which is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing Ann Patchett Country LivingPaula McLain author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating womanBeryl Markham a record setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of natures delicate balance But even the wild child must grow up and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set a decadent bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules But its the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart The intensity of their love reveals Beryls truest self and her fate to fly Set against the majestic landscape of early twentieth century Africa McLains powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time the exhilaration of freedom and its cost and the tenacity of the human spirit Praise for Circling the SunIn McLains confident hands Beryl Markham crackles to life and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar Jodi Picoult author of Leaving TimeEnchanting a worthy heir to Isak Dinesen Like Africa as its so gorgeously depicted here this novel will never let you go The Boston GlobeFamed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelists dream A wonderful portrait of a complex woman who liveddefiantlyon her own terms People Book of the Week Circling the Sun soars NewsdayCaptivating an irresistible novel The Seattle TimesLike its high flying subject Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by Beryl Markham may have married more than once but she was nobodys wife Entertainment Weekly An eloquent evocation of Beryls daring life O The Oprah MagazineMarkhams life is the stuff of legend McLain has created a voice that is lush and intricate to evoke a character who is enviably brave and independent NPRBold absorbing fiction New York Daily NewsPaula McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life I loved discovering the singular Beryl Markham with all her strengths and passions and complexities Jojo Moyes author of Me Before YouFrom the Hardcover edition

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Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun Author Paula McLain
ISBN-10 9780345534194
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 384

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ISBN-10 9781405511674
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 384

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ISBN-10 9780385677226
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 288

The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife Author Paula McLain
ISBN-10 9780345521323
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 336