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Circling the Sun

A Novel
Autor: Paula McLain
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal best seller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting listeners 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, author of 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 20th-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.

©2015 Paula McLain (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Nice pictures of colonial Africa

The book is a nice vacation read, very well read, but the story lacks of depth and the character, who I believe being a powerful and very interesting woman, in the words of the author turns out to be an unsecure and spoiled girl in search of freedom and adventures, jumping from one man to the other. I don't think this was the author's aim, but this is the picture I got from it as the characterization is really poor and superficial.

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Wonderfully written

The story is really well written and Katherine Mc Ewan narrates Paula McLain's fascinating life story beautifully.