Paula McLain, international bestselling author of The Paris Wife, is returning to the National Writers Series on October 14, 2015, for an up-close and personal conversation about her stunning new book, Circling the Sun.
McLain’s new, heartbreaking love story is scheduled for release the week of July 28th. The novel is set against the romantic backdrop of colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Like The Paris Wife, the story centers around a captivating love triangle—this one between daring aviator Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1936; safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton; and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa.
Early reviews of the novel promise a gripping piece of historical fiction as enthralling as The Paris Wife.Circling The Sun by Paula McLain
With 1.5 million copies sold and more than one year on the New York Times bestseller list, McLain’s The Paris Wife made McLain, a one-time cocktail waitress and pizza-delivery girl, into one of literature’s brightest stars in 2011.
The Paris Wife poignantly portrayed the marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson in post-war Paris during the Jazz Age of the 1920s. McLain imagined the answer to a fascinating question: What was it like being married to Hemingway, an author famed for his lifestyle of nonstop adventure, near-death experiences, heavy drinking and hobnobbing with the literary elite?