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Circling the Sun kindle ☆ Hardcover read Ë [Epub] ➝ Circling the Sun By Paula McLain – Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate Her unconventional upbringing tr Brought to Kenya frNding 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 dec I haven't given my rare 5 star rating to a book in a long time but I am giving Circling the Sun 5 stars without any hesitation Paula McLain's fictionalization of the early part of Beryl Markham's life completely engrossed me I knew nothing about Beryl Markham before reading Circling the Sun but as told by McLaim she is a fascinating woman who grew up very unconventionally in early 20th century Kenya as the white daughter of a horse ranch owner It is a great story and the depiction of Beryl is fabulous It is such a risky venture to write a fictional account of a real historical figure There is so much room for over romanticizing for imposing contemporary sensibilities on the historical figure or for mechanically drowning readers in too much historical detail I had some reservations about McLain's depiction of Hemingway's first wife Hadley Richardson in The Paris Wife but hats off to MacLain for her depiction of Beryl Who knows if it's an accurate depiction but Beryl felt real multidimensional and although struggling against the norms grounded in her historical context And I felt right there in early 20th century colonial Kenya experiencing Beryl's sense of loss at her mother's departure when she was 5 her strong but not uite adeuate relationship with her father her bewilderment as a child bride and her ability to move on her relationships with people who helped and hindered her in being so fiercely independent her strong attachment to Kenya and nature and her humour strong sense of self and sexuality McLain does a great job depicting a world in which the options for women to live independently were close to nil and the price Beryl paid over and over for trying to do so And while it's not the main focus of the book I like the way MacLain handles the issue of colonialism; it is not portrayed as a romantic backdrop; it is shown as often ugly and the perverse playground of wealthy spoiled Europeans and yet a true home to someone like Beryl who didn't really belong anywhere else Highly recommended to anyone who likes strong historical female figures andor an interest in 20th century colonial Africa Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

epub ☆ Circling the Sun ñ Paula McLain

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother Beryl Markham 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 understa The luscious writing of this novel will transport you to the dry rolling hills of Kenya and uench your thirst after a long drought It is an exuisite story of Beryl Markham who grew up on the plains of Africa to become a legendary 1st woman horse trainer and later a pilot It's her path to self discovery through the disastrous relationships and love entanglements that define whom she became A wild and adventurous spirit much like the horses she worked to tame I loved her character her passion her honesty and her courage Truly a time when such feminism was resisted and discouragedI adore novels set in Africa and during this time period circa 1920's and 30's This is such a rich and captivating story that I will relish reading the next McLain novel 5 Thank you to goodreads and random house for an advanced reader's copy

Paula McLain ñ Circling the Sun ebook

Circling the SunAdent 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 fl Until I was about to read Circling the Sun all I knew about Beryl Markham was of her record breaking voyage across the Atlantic in 1936Her extraordinary accomplishment I'm reminded that a person's accomplishments and character are not always of eual measure Beryl Markham was a complicated female during times when being a complicated female was complicated The storytelling is emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous On one hand its clear Beryl is a independent female yet a couple of the choices she makes had me wonder why did she second guess herself and make dependent choices? There was a devastating situation in Beryl's life that if happened to me I don't think I could breathe just so sad I asked myself was Beryl a woman to admire? Was she a woman I would have been friends with? I'll tell you one thing I'm a little mad at the author Her book had me reading all night long Andnow I want to know a little about this woman's character Talk about her with others anyway Darn this author for writing a captivating book Perfect Book Club pick Look at values friendships marriages failed marriages births abandonment dreams dreams at all costs family loyalty gossip secrets loss love freedom I fully enjoyed this gorgeously written page turning historical novelThank you to the publisher and Netgalley