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Circling the Sun
Circling the Sun
Author: Paula McLain
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345534200
ISBN-10: 0345534204
Publication Date: 5/31/2016
Pages: 400
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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BigGreenChair avatar reviewed Circling the Sun on + 446 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It had been sitting on my 'to be read' shelf for a while. What a beautifully written historical novel. It not only made me 'feel' right there and in the period it was portrayed in, but as a woman it was wonderfully insightful into how a woman of the period would feel. Just really a very nice read. I did find myself wondering if men would find it such a great book as a female reader would. The characters were all wonderful and bold and believable.
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In Circling the Sun, Paula McLain has penned another wonderful fictionalized description of a historical figure Beryl Markham. The book chronicles her life and relationships from her childhood in Kenya to her record-setting flight across the Atlantic. The characters come to life in this book that is more about the relationships and emotional ups and downs rather than the adventure story of Beryl Markham's life or the African setting.

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Well written excellent biography of Beryl Markham, raised in Africa, became the first woman to be become licensed as a horse trainer, and later flew airplanes. very interesting story.


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