Book Club: Circling the Sun

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Book Club: Circling the Sun
September 17, 2017 3:00 PM
September 17, 2017 4:00 PM
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Tania Hajjar
970-249-9656 (ext. 3)
September 9, 2016
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Join us!  The Book Club meets on the third Sunday of the month, from 3 to 4 in the afternoon, in the meeting room at the Library. These books were chosen at the group’s meeting in August 2016. For more information, call Tania Hajjar at 970/249-9656 (ext. 3).

The selection for September 2017 is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

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 Deny Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart and reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.  Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa – colonial Kenya in the 1920s – McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, the tenacity of the human spirit, –

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