[PDF] Circling the Sun By Paula McLain


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    Paula McLain's latest novel narrating the life and times of pioneering aviator and horse racer Beryl Markham is labeled as historical fiction that transports readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s With that kind of

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    Beryl Markham is a flawed character certainly probably as flawed as the real person that this fictional autobiography is based on and as flawed as most of us but I could not find a flaw in the way this story was told The writing from the first sentence describing her plane the one she flew across the Atlantic is mesmerizing and then moves to the unbelievable descriptions when she first arrived in Kenya as a little girl and in the

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    The luscious writing of this novel will transport you to the dry rolling hills of Kenya and uench your thirst after a long drought It is an exuisite story of Beryl Markham who grew up on the plains of Africa to become a legendary 1st woman horse trainer and later a pilot It's her path to self discovery through the disastrous relati

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    Paula McLain’s writing is so vivid and cinematic I felt I was right in the story rather than reading it In this book a fictional biography of

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    I haven't given my rare 5 star rating to a book in a long time but I am giving Circling the Sun 5 stars without any hesitation Paula McLain's fictionalization of the early part of Beryl Markham's life completely engrossed me I knew n

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    Circling The Sun caught my eye with its beautiful cover first and foremost I had this book for so long now never got to it It was timeOh the chain of events Or sometimes also called fate or destiny right? I first read about Beryl Markham in Almost Famous Women Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman Beryl Markham piued my interest then e

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    Until I was about to read Circling the Sun all I knew about Beryl Markham was of her record breaking voyage across the Atla

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    If you are thinking of picking up this book make sure you fall within one of the following categories1 People who love horses2 People

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    This makes a great companion read with Beryl Markham’s memoir West with the Night which is about growing up on

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    The Hook I liked the writing in McLain’s Paris Wife but not the subject After discussing it with my book group and meeting the author I liked it better but still the subject anything to do with Hemmingway was n

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Circling the Sun

Rnesses and serial absconder from boarding school by the age of sixteen Beryl had been catapulted into a disastrous marriage but it was in facing up to this reality that she took charge of her own destinyScandalizing high society with her errant behaviour she left her husband and became the first woman ever to hold a professional racehorse trainer's licence Aft. I haven t given my rare 5 star rating to a book in a long time but I am giving Circling the Sun 5 stars without any hesitation Paula McLain s fictionalization of the early part of Beryl Markham s life completely engrossed me I knew nothing about Beryl Markham before reading Circling the Sun but as told by McLaim she is a fascinating woman who grew up very unconventionally in early 20th century Kenya as the white daughter of a horse ranch owner It is a great story and the depiction of Beryl is fabulous It is such a risky venture to write a fictional account of a real historical figure There is so much room for over romanticizing for imposing contemporary sensibilities on the historical figure or for mechanically drowning readers in too much historical detail I had some reservations about McLain s depiction of Hemingway s first wife Hadley Richardson in The Paris Wife but hats off to MacLain for her depiction of Beryl Who knows if it s an accurate depiction but Beryl felt real multidimensional and although struggling against the norms grounded in her historical context And I felt right there in early 20th century colonial Kenya experiencing Beryl s sense of loss at her mother s departure when she was 5 her strong but not uite adeuate relationship with her father her bewilderment as a child bride and her ability to move on her relationships with people who helped and hindered her in being so fiercely independent her strong attachment to Kenya and nature and her humour strong sense of self and sexuality McLain does a great job depicting a world in which the options for women to live independently were close to nil and the price Beryl paid over and over for trying to do so And while it s not the main focus of the book I like the way MacLain handles the issue of colonialism it is not portrayed as a romantic backdrop it is shown as often ugly and the perverse playground of wealthy spoiled Europeans and yet a true home to someone like Beryl who didn t really belong anywhere else Highly recommended to anyone who likes strong historical female figures andor an interest in 20th century colonial Africa Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of sixteen Beryl had been catapulted into a disastrous marriage but it was in facing up to this reality that she took charge Ugly Fish of her The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives own destinyScandalizing high society with her errant behaviour she left her husband and became the first woman ever to hold a professional racehorse trainer's licence Aft. 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Er falling in with the notoriously hedonistic and gin soaked Happy Valley set Beryl soon became embroiled in a complex love triangle with the writer Karen Blixen and big game hunter Denys Finch Hatton immortalized in Blixen's memoir Out of Africa It was this unhappy affair which set tragedy in motion while awakening Beryl to her truest self and to her fate to f. If you are thinking of picking up this book make sure you fall within one of the following categories1 People who love horses2 People who love reading about insipid love affairs3 People who enjoy colonialist attitudes and the complete erasure of the existence of the native populationUnfortunately since I don t fall within the three above criteria I despised this book I have never before read such a random and pointless book in my life Supposed to be the life and times of Beryl Markham adventuress extraordinaire the book reduced it to the horses and love affairs of Beryl Markham prize idiot It starts off promisingly enough with Beryl s childhood in Kenya but uickly deteriorated once she had to get married For pages and pages it was all about horses and then horses then horse races and then horses Once that was done Denys Finch Hatton makes an appearance and the most boring love triangle in the history of romance takes place between Denys Finch Hatton Beryl Markham and Karen Blixen Don t bother reading the book I can tell you all about it Denys is an asshole who hunts animals and considers Africa his goes around having affairs and claims he is a free spirit Karen is his main woman who spends her time pining for him when he isn t around and trying to force him into a marriage when he is Beryl is impressed with Denys stupid interest in poetry and slept with him a few times and goes about thinking there is a special connection between the three of them There you have the gist of the book in a nutshellThen at the last there are a few pages on Beryl learning how to fly I suppose we should thank the author for including anything at all that doesn t feature Denys Jerk ArseholeIf Beryl Markham were alive today she would sue the author for defamation The woman did so many interesting things and forged new frontiers for women But all that this book discusses is her fascination for some silly man and the illegal immigrants and their boring lives in Africa The writing is repetitive and banal and nowhere as evocative of Africa as the blurb would have you believe In fact this is a romance book of the most terrible kind masuerading as genuine historical fiction

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As a young girl Beryl Markham was brought to Kenya from Britain by parents dreaming of a new life For her mother the dream uickly turned sour and she returned home; Beryl was brought up by her father who switched between indulgence and heavy handed authority allowing her first to run wild on their farm then incarcerating her in the classroom The scourge of gove. The luscious writing of this novel will transport you to the dry rolling hills of Kenya and uench your thirst after a long drought It is an exuisite story of Beryl Markham who grew up on the plains of Africa to become a legendary 1st woman horse trainer and later a pilot It s her path to self discovery through the disastrous relationships and love entanglements that define whom she became A wild and adventurous spirit much like the horses she worked to tame I loved her character her passion her honesty and her courage Truly a time when such feminism was resisted and discouragedI adore novels set in Africa and during this time period circa 1920 s and 30 s This is such a rich and captivating story that I will relish reading the next McLain novel 5 Thank you to goodreads and random house for an advanced reader s copy

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Circling the Sun
  • Paula McLain
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 9781844088287

About the Author: Paula McLain

Paula McLain is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling novels The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun She’s also published two collections of poetry Less of Her and Stumble Gorgeous the memoir Like Family Growing Up in Other People's Houses and a first novel A Ticket to Ride She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996 and has since receive