Maggie Shipstead will join us on Zoom to present her New York Times bestseller and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel Great Circle, the unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost, in conversation with historical novelist Kim Van Alkemade.
"This is a stunningly complex epic spanning more than 100 years, following a daredevil woman aviator and the young actress playing her in a present day biopic. I was swept away by the beauty of the prose, the courage of the characters, and the intricacy of the plot." — Rachel Person
"Great Circle is one of those magnificent epic novels that creates a full immersion experience for the reader. I will not soon forget pilot Marian Graves, nor her twin brother Jamie, their reclusive artist uncle, or Eddie, or Addison, who all follow their ambitions and passions with remarkable courage and abandon. The idea of flight in every conceived definition marks the lifepath of Ms. Graves, a tough, radiantly alive young woman who is driven to attempt flying the circumference of the earth when death is more likely than success. I loved every chapter, and longed for one more at the end." — Nancy Scheemaker
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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: an “epic trip—through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood—and you’ll relish every minute” (People).
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