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An Interview with Paula McLain
Best-selling author Paula McLain agreed to answer our questions about 1920s Kenya, the extraordinary life of record-setting aviatrix Beryl Markham and what it means to write historical fiction. In her new book Circling the Sun, McLain re-imagines 1920s Kenya and the extraordinary life of record-setting aviator Beryl Markham. Abandoned by her mother and raised on a failing farm among the native Kipsigis tribe, Markham eventually enters the bohemian Happy Valley set and becomes entangled in a love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and author Karen Blixen. Markham's passion and fate, however, would converge in the golden-age world of aviation.
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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.