"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 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jetangen4571 - LibraryThing
If you're into soap operas, you'll ADORE this rather long fiction book. But for me it was a great slog. Could have been two or three good books, but I admit to getting bored with all the extraneous ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Penny_L - LibraryThing
Do not be daunted by the page count of this book. This phenomenal story needs all of them! Wow! The timeline alternates between Marian's intriguing and adventurous life, and the actress chosen to ... Read full review