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...
Des Moines, IA
"Total love. "
"A strong independent women character is always inspiring."
South Easton, MA
"Loved everything about this book, based on a true character, strong woman and the descriptions made me feel as if I were there in Africa."
Hot Springs, AR
"Loved this! So interesting and the fact it is based on a real person really made me want to learn more about the real woman. "
South Easton, MA
"One of the best BOTM books I've read. Amazing story about an amazing woman."
Black River Falls, WI
"This is my favorite book from the club was a really great story."
"Out of Africa is my favorite film. Robert Redford is Denys Finch Hatton and the line of Meryl Streep's "I had a farm in Africa" gives me chills. Denys and Karen are in this book. 1920 Kenya~~Glorious!"
"Historical fiction about Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic by herself. She was a strong, independent, fascinating person. Her life made me want to be more adventurous."
Scotts Valley, CA
"Beryl is an absolute badass. I loved getting a glimpse into her world and was shocked when I found out it was based off of a true story. LOVED this book, one of my favorites!"
"I LOVED this book. I listened to it on Audiobook and it was a great choice. Beryl was an amazing woman. She was courageous, fearless, and had heart. One of my favorite books of the year by far."
"From the moment I picked up this book until I finished it I fell in love with the main character Beryl! Her strength and courage are so inspiring to see in a female character!"