Books: Great Circle, My Mother and Other Stories

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 16 May 2021, 1:31PM
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Books: Great Circle, My Mother and Other Stories

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 16 May 2021, 1:31PM

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead. This is a truly glorious book, all 590 pages of it, which I didn’t want to end.

It’s the story of two (fictional) women living in different times: Marian Graves who – in the style of Jean Batten – lived unconventionally and became an obsessive aviator; and Hadley Baxter, a Hollywood actress who many years later plays the role of Marian in a movie about her life.

Both women, in their different eras, are single minded, courageous, and living life on their own terms. 

My Mother and Other Stories by Wendyl Nissen – I think needs no introduction to you guys but let me know if you want some info. 


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