Circling The Sun

November 15, 2017|
Circling The Sun by Paula McLain
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Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa.
    Brought to Kenya as a small child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised both by her father--a racehorse trainer--and the native Kipsigis tribe on her father''s land. Her unconventional upbringing transforms her into a daring young woman, with a love of all things wild, but everything she knows and trusts dissolves when her father''s farm goes bankrupt. Reeling from the scandal and heartbreak, Beryl is catapulted into a disastrous marriage at the age of 16. Finally she makes the courageous decision to break free, forging her own path as a horse trainer and shocking high society in the process. The British colony has never seen a woman as determined and fiery as Beryl. Before long, she catches the eye of the fascinating and bohemian Happy Valley set, including writer Karen Blixen and her lover Denys Finch Hatton, who will later be immortalized in Blixen''s memoir, Out of Africa. The three become embroiled in a complex triangle that changes the course of Beryl''s life, setting tragedy in motion while awakening her to her truest self and her fate: to fly.

Heather's Review

Great novels transport us, not only to other times and places, but deep inside the hearts and minds of extraordinary people. In The Paris Wife Paula McLain transported us to Paris of the 1920s and the life of Hadley , Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and greatest love. In Circling the Sun she’s done it again with colonial Kenya and the ...

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PAULA McLAIN is the author of The Paris Wife, as well as two collections of poetry; a memoir, Like Family: Growing Up in Other People''s Houses; and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowmen...
Title:Circling The Sun
Product dimensions:384 pages, 9.53 X 6.62 X 1.44 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 9.53 X 6.62 X 1.44 in
Published:November 15, 2017
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385677219

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