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by Paula McLain
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
I am lucky to live in a town with an amazing public library. Even more wonderful is the fact that each year our library hosts a luncheon that features a well-known, talented writer. This year, we met Paula McLain. I was already a fan. Having read one of her previous novels, The Paris Wife, I eagerly...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
Circling the Sun, Paula McLain, read by Katharine McEwanThis beautifully imagined and poignantly read work of historic fiction, about Beryl Markham, born in 1902, brings this remarkable woman to life . Written with a lyrical prose, representative of the way novels used to be, with beautifully constr...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it 4 years ago
Beryl Markham was brought to Kenya by her British parents. But her mother could never settle there and left soon home with Beryl's older brother. Beryl was then brought up by her father who let her run free on the farm and no governesses or school could tame the wild Beryl and she was barely sevente...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it 4 years ago
By Paula McLain ISBN: 9780345534187 Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 7/28/2015 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars A special thank you to Random House/Ballantine Book and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Love, the cover!CIRCLING THE SUN by talented Paula McClain...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it 4 years ago
Circling the Sun is about pioneering female pilot Beryl Markham, but you wouldn’t know it for most of the book. Beryl’s aviation adventures act like a frame story for Beryl’s coming of age in Africa, where the story’s real focus lies. She has an unconventional childhood during which she is accepted ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 4 years ago
I didn’t so much read this novel about early aviator Beryl Markham as feel it, being swept up into the wild, diverse world of colonial Africa every time I opened the book. Normally I much prefer biography to any fictionalized version of a real person’s life, especially someone like Markham who’s pen...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it 4 years ago
A special thank you to NetGalley and Random House for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.McLain's latest work of historical fiction spans the life of Beryl Markham, a British-born Kenyan aviator, horse trainer, and in her later years, author. She was one of the first bush pilots, and was the fi...
Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it 4 years ago
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book was pretty good, but it just didn't grab me the way that The Paris Wife did. I think it's because the story starts out with Beryl leaving for her record breaking trans-Atlantic flight, then skips back to te...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 4 years ago
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.After finishing this book, I immediately went to the Google to get some more information about Beryl Markham. Honestly, the information I found via Wikipedia and various other websites was more interesting than this novel...
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