Great Circle

One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —J.

Great Circle

Great Circle

“Relentlessly exciting . . . My top recommendation for this summer.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost—Great Circle “soars and dips with dizzying flair ... an expansive story that covers more than a century and seems to encapsulate the whole wide world” (Boston Globe). “A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —J. Courtney Sullivan After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to redefine herself after a romantic film franchise has imprisoned her in the grip of cult celebrity. Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian's own story, as the two women's fates--and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times--collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead.

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Great Circle
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Maggie Shipstead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-04 - Publisher: Knopf

“Relentlessly exciting . . . My top recommendation for this summer.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost—Great
Great Circle
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: Conrad Aiken
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-02 - Publisher: Open Road Media

A profound examination of the mysteries of memory and perception from one of the twentieth century’s most admired literary artists The train races from New York to Boston. For Andrew Cather, it is much too fast. He will return home three days early, and he is both terrified and intrigued
Collected Novels: Blue Voyage, Great Circle, King Coffin
Language: en
Pages: 575
Authors: Conrad Aiken
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1964 - Publisher:

Books about Collected Novels: Blue Voyage, Great Circle, King Coffin
Genetic Analysis of the Great Circle from the Tumulus at Kamenica, Albania
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Lindsey Nicole Murray
Categories: Electronic dissertations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

Books about Genetic Analysis of the Great Circle from the Tumulus at Kamenica, Albania
The Great Circle Route
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: G. Bickley Remmey, Jr., Laura Cannell
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11 - Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

This, the second edition of A Guide to Planning and Cruising the Great Circle Route Around the Eastern USA, documents a motor yacht "cruise of a lifetime," the 5,400-mile circumnavigation of the Eastern United States. Author Bick Remmey refers to this voyage as the longest one-way inland cruise possible in

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