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An Interview with Mark Vanhoenacker
In the tradition of the great literary pilots like Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Mark Vanhoenacker provides a meditation on modern-day flight with his new book Skyfaring, A Journey with a Pilot. A commercial airline pilot, he speaks from the cockpit to the questions of the everyday traveler. His thoughtful reflections on everything from jet lag to place names on flight charts renew the mystery and adventure of flight in an age in which air travel has become commonplace transportation.
  Longitude. We’ll start by asking the question you always get: How did your interest in flight begin? Vanhoenacker.
Circling the Sun
On the heels of her internationally acclaimed The Paris Wife, Paula McLain has written a second historical novel based on the life of another overlooked woman from the early 1900s. While her previous book was about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley Richardson, Circling the Sun follows Beryl Markham, a woman Hemingway deeply admired and, as rumor has it, propositioned unsuccessfully on safari. In fact, Hemingway so esteemed Markham’s memoir West with the Night that he was “completely ashamed of [himself] as a writer.