Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is our featured novel in May. Copies are available in the "New" room on the upper level of the library.
About the Book
Paula 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 woman—Beryl 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 nature’s 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.
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 it’s the
ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl
navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of
their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.
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