Great Circle

Great Circle
Publisher Knopf
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780525656975
Rating 4/5 from 4 reviews
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"Relentlessly exciting . . . My top recommendation for this summer." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK - The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost--Great Circle "soars and dips with dizzying flair ... an expansive story that covers more than a century and seems to encapsulate the whole wide world" (Boston Globe). "A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I've ever read." --J. Courtney Sullivan After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to redefine herself after a romantic film franchise has imprisoned her in the grip of cult celebrity. Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian's own story, as the two women's fates--and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times--collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead.

Great Circle
  • Author : Maggie Shipstead
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2021

"Relentlessly exciting . . . My top recommendation for this summer." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK - The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost--Great Circle "soars and

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Morningside Heights
  • Author : Joshua Henkin
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15

When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the city by storm. But when she falls in love with and marries Spence Robin, her hotshot young Shakespeare professor, her life takes a turn she couldn’t have

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It Takes a Village Books
  • Author : Chuck Robinson
  • Publisher : Village Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01

It Takes a Village Books is the story of an idea that became a bookstore and a bookstore that became a central part of the community. The book chronicles thirty years of the publishing and bookselling business-both here and abroad. It recounts some local and national censorship and privacy incidents,

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An Emotion of Great Delight
  • Author : Tahereh Mafi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01

From bestselling and National Book Award–nominated author Tahereh Mafi comes a stunning novel about love and loneliness, navigating the hyphen of dual identity, and reclaiming your right to joy—even when you’re trapped in the amber of sorrow. It’s 2003, several months since the US officially declared war

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Village Books  Guide to Self Publishing
  • Author : Lindsey McGuirk
  • Publisher : Village Books
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01

Read online Village Books Guide to Self Publishing written by Lindsey McGuirk, published by Village Books which was released on 2009-10-01. Download full Village Books Guide to Self Publishing Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Missing from the Village
  • Author : Justin Ling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29

The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men -- the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur -- from Toronto's queer community, and the failures of the social and political systems which allowed the cases to go unsolved for so long. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that

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If the World Were a Village
  • Author : David J. Smith
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

This bestseller is newly revised with updated statistics, new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By shrinking the planet down to a village of just 100 people, children will discover how to grow up global and establish their own place in the world village.

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Rachel and Her Children
  • Author : Jonathan Kozol
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01

"Extraordinarily affecting....A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness." THE BOSTON GLOBE There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city

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Palestinian Village Histories
  • Author : Rochelle Davis
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011

This book chronicles the local histories written by modern Palestinians about their villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war.

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The Witchcraft of Salem Village
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02

Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as

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111 Trees
  • Author : Rina Singh
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth

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A Town Called Solace
  • Author : Mary Lawson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

New York Times bestselling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the "wilderness of the human heart", is back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel that is different in subject but just as emotional and atmospheric as her beloved earlier work. A Town Called Solace--the brilliant

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Crash
  • Author : Rachel Michelberg
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27

Rachel likes to think of herself as a nice Jewish girl, dedicated to doing what’s honorable, just as her parents raised her to do. But when her husband, David, survives a plane crash and is left with severe brain damage, she faces a choice: will she dedicate her life

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Life in a Longhouse Village
  • Author : Bobbie Kalman
  • Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2001

The people who lived in the northeastern woodlands belonged to many nations and spoke many languages including Iroquoian and Algonkian. Life in a Longhouse Village was a way of life all of the nations shared. Children will learn about the fascinating lifestyle of these hunters and farmers and discover what

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The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2010

This contemporary parable about spiritual empowerment shares a timeless truth: God has a special purpose for you which can be unlocked through the instruction manual for how you operate which he has left for you. You can fulfill that purpose through the help of His Spirit. A powerful lesson based

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