Circling the Sun: A Novel

Paula McLain
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers into the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun tells the story of the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer, and aviator Beryl Markham, from her childhood in British East Africa to her relationship with hunter Denys Finch Hatton and rivalry with Out of Africa author Karen Blixen—a notorious love triangle that changed the course of Beryl’s life.


Reviewed: 2018-07-30
It took awhile for me to feel as though I was falling into this book. The book is about the life of Beryl Markham, her life in Africa her friendship with Karen Blixen and her love affair with Denys Finch - Hatton. The opening chapter was beautiful, but during Beryl's childhood through to her first marriage I wasn't crazy about the story. It seemed slow going and a bit disconnected. However, once Beryl managed to start finding her own way the action fully takes off. The book seems to find its footing and the story is beautiful. 

One of the little details that I loved was the way McLain used the British spelling in her work. Since most of the characters were British it added a wonderful touch of authenticity. 
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