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Circling the Sun



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Author
McLain, Paula
Descriptors
Affairs
Africans
Airplane Pilots
Airplanes
Alcoholism
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-British
Horse Farms
Horse Racing
Horses
Love Affairs
Marriage
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Africa
Time Period:
1920s
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Summary
Beryl Markham made her mark in history as being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. This fictionalized account of her life tells about the events that led up to that journey--a motherless childhood, Beryl's father's career in horse training, Beryl's history of bad relationships with men, the history of the British rule of Kenya, and Beryl's own unstoppable bravery and desire to live life to the fullest.
Critique
This powerful tale of a woman ahead of her time is well-researched and poignant. McLain's descriptions of Kenya and its high-society, big-living inhabitants makes for fascinating and sometimes scandalous reading. This novel is heartbreaking and also filled with hope and determination.
ISBN
9780345534187
  iBistro
# of Pages
366
Published
2015
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Reviewer's Initials: CO ED


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