Join us to discuss THE GREAT CIRCLE by Maggie Shipstead. For a copy of the book, contact Andrea Larson at email@example.com. DROP IN
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 pilots passing through town in a beat up Cessna--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fifteen, she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy rancher 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 and piloting her plane over the Arctic Circle. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance over the South Pacific. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to re-define 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 womens' fates, and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times, collide.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Discussions | Authors & Book Clubs |
|Mon, May 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, May 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, May 24||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, May 25||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, May 26||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, May 27||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, May 28||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
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