Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain
A captivating story about Beryl Markham - a pioneer in the field of aviation and an avid horse trainer - both male-dominated fields in the 1920s. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

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(by- Linda )

I was pulled into this heartfelt story right from the start. Africa is huge, I've read many books set in this country, yet I feel there is always something to learn with each new book. Young Beryl was a delight to read about. Growing up on her father's farm in Kenya, she was as wild and free as we all envision Africa to be. Her mother abandoned her at age four, her father left her when she was a teenager, yet these events did not dampen her spirit or hinder her development into a strong independent woman, but most likely shaped her into a woman not afraid to take chances, one who eventually makes a record breaking Atlantic flight in the mid 1930s , flying solo. I found reading about this adventurous and self-sufficient woman inspiring. Recommend. Excellent book club choice.

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