The acclaimed, NYT best-selling author, Paula McLain (author of The Paris Wife) has done it again! Circling the Sun is a brand new novel about Beryl Markham, the British-born pilot, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. During the pioneer days of aviation, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean from east to west. This novel is centered not around her aviation achievements that she was well known and remembered for, but around her lesser known childhood of being raised in the wilds of Kenya. This book is latent with the yearning for freedom, love, and wide open spaces. With equally remarkable characters such as Karen Blixen (author of Out of Africa), famous hunter Dennis Finch-Hatton, and the pilot Tom Campbell Black, McLain paints a VIVID portrait of this remarkable woman and her unique and ferocious appetite for life as she grew from a wild, barefoot child growing up with the natives of Kenyan villages, to the young woman who married, divorced, and became one of the top Thoroughbred horse trainers in the world all before the age of 20. This book made me feel every emotion on the spectrum and to simply call it "good" would be an egregious understatement. I would recommend this book to anyone who finds exceptional people's lives interesting.
Circling The Sun (signed editions) HC