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Circling the Sun - A Novel

Paula McLain

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • "Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing."-Ann Patchett, Country Living Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. 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 mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Praise for Circling the Sun "In McLain's confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understa

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • "Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing."-Ann Patchett, Country Living Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. 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 mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Praise for Circling the Sun "In McLain's confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understa
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • "Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing."-Ann Patchett, Country Living Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. 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 mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Praise for Circling the Sun "In McLain's confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understa

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katharine McEwan

Length:

12h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

09:40


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:05


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:16


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:29


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:03


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:10


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:53


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:54


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

04:58


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

14:48


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:34


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:03


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:25


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

09:13


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

05:54


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

18:58


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

24:10


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

18:50


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

24:08


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

07:20


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:07


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

08:39


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

12:16


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

13:18


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

19:51


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

09:36


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

14:47


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

06:30


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

15:24


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

06:28


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

11:57


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

21:45


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

12:51


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

11:58


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

11:16


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

08:53


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

20:08


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

07:21


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

10:41


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

03:55


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

09:54


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

15:01


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

15:10


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

06:37


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

15:54


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

04:54


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

12:11


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

07:20


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

05:30


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

05:45


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

10:29


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

05:19


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

09:56


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

05:46


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

10:37


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

06:41


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

04:55


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

17:35


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

05:05


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

07:08


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

00:34