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Historical Fiction

Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain

Quick take

Read it to be astounded by the human spirit's ability to conquer so much. Enjoy it because it's excellent.

Why I love it

I read Circling the Sun with my book group. I was initially intrigued by the fact that it is set in Kenya, as that is one of only five countries in Africa to which I've traveled. I knew little else when I started reading, but found that I relished every single page. It became the anthem to my summer -- my reason to anticipate bedtime with excitement and curiosity, when I could have my nightly chec...

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