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The Resource Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun

Label
Circling the Sun
Title
Circling the Sun
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Subject
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • "Paula 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 LivingThis powerful novel transports readers to the breathtaking world of Out of Africa—1920s Kenya—and reveals the extraordinary adventures of Beryl Markham, a woman before her time. Brought to Kenya from England by pioneering parents dreaming of a new life on an African farm, Beryl is raised unconventionally, developing a fierce will and a love of all things wild. But after everything she knows and trusts dissolves, headstrong young Beryl is flung into a string of disastrous relationships, then becomes caught up in a passionate love triangle with the irresistible safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and the writer Baroness Karen Blixen. Brave and audacious and contradictory, Beryl will risk everything to have Denys's love, but it's ultimately her own heart she must conquer to embrace her true calling and her destiny: to fly.Praise for Circling the Sun"In McLain's 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 Time"Enchanting . . . a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen . . . Like Africa as it's so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go."—The Boston Globe"Famed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelist's dream. . . . [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who lived—defiantly—on her own terms."—People (Book of the Week)"Circling the Sun soars."—Newsday"Captivating . . . [an] irresistible novel."—The Seattle Times"Like 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 nobody's wife."—Entertainment Weekly "[An] eloquent evocation of Beryl's daring life."—O: The Oprah Magazine
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McLain, Paula
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Label
Circling the Sun
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345534194
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Circling the Sun
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780345534194
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      41.5860906 -93.63119350000001
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