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The Resource Circling the sun : a novel, Paula McLain

Circling the sun : a novel, Paula McLain

Label
Circling the sun : a novel
Title
Circling the sun
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paula McLain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, author of 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. 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 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. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's 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 Paula McLain and "The Paris Wife" McLain has brought Hadley [Hemingway] to life in a novel that begins in a rush of early love. A moving portrait of a woman slighted by history, a woman whose. story needed to be told."--The Boston Globe"The Paris Wife creates the kind of out-of-body reading experience that dedicated book lovers yearn for, nearly as good as reading Hemingway for the first time--and it doesn't get much better than that."--Minneapolis Star Tribune"Exquisitely evocative. This absorbing, illuminating book gives us an intimate view of a sympathetic and perceptive woman, the striving writer she married, the glittering and wounding Paris circle they were part of. McLain reinvents the story of Hadley and Ernest's romance with the lucid grace of a practiced poet."--The Seattle Times"A novel that's impossible to resist. It's all here, and it all feels real."--People"Powerful and devastating. McLain pulls off a delicate balancing act, making the macho Hemingway of myth a complex and sympathetic figure."--USA Today"A sweet love story with surprising emotional impact."--Chicago Sun-Times"--
Summary
I couldn’t stop reading this fascinating portrayal of Beryl Markham, a complex and strong-willed woman who fought to make her way in the world on her terms. McLain paints a captivating portrait of Africa in the 1920s and the life of expats making their home there. Highly, highly recommended. -- Halle Eisenman for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414536
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C383495
LC item number
C57 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Circling the sun : a novel, Paula McLain
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • Black and white illustrations on title page and on pages for part one, part two, and part three sections
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-366)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20410525
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780345534187
Lccn
2015011091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Circling the sun : a novel, Paula McLain
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • Black and white illustrations on title page and on pages for part one, part two, and part three sections
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-366)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20410525
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780345534187
Lccn
2015011091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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