Great Circle

Great Circle
Author: Maggie Shipstead
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780525656982
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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 masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —J. Courtney Sullivan After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. 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.

Great Circle

Great Circle
Author: Maggie Shipstead
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781473572751
Available:
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A soaring epic of female adventure and wanderlust' GUARDIAN 'A masterpiece' Nigella Lawson An enthralling journey over oceans and continents and a drama of exhilarating power, GREAT CIRCLE is perfect for book clubs and fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, William Boyd and Delia Owens. _______________________ I WAS BORN TO BE A WANDERER From the night she is rescued as a baby out of the flames of a sinking ship; to the day she joins a pair of daredevil pilots looping and diving over the rugged forests of her childhood, to the thrill of flying Spitfires during the war, the life of Marian Graves has always been marked by a lust for freedom and danger. In 1950, she embarks on the great circle flight, circumnavigating the globe. It is Marian's life dream and her final journey, before she disappears without a trace. Half a century later, Hadley Baxter, a brilliant, troubled Hollywood starlet is irresistibly drawn to play Marian Graves, a role that will lead her to probe the deepest mysteries of the vanished pilot's life. _________________________________________ 'A gripping historical adventure that feels sharp, fresh and modern' STYLIST 'Extraordinary' New York Times 'Smart, ambitious and so beautifully written. An amazing literary feat' CURTIS SITTENFELD 'One of the most hotly anticipated books of the spring' MARIELLA FROSTRUP

Great Circle

Great Circle
Author: Maggie Shipstead
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780525656975
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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 masterpiece . . . One of the best books I've ever read." --J. Courtney Sullivan After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. 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.

Seating Arrangements

Seating Arrangements
Author: Maggie Shipstead
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307958570
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Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust stir beneath the surface. Winn Van Meter, father of the bride, is not having a good time. Barred from the exclusive social club he’s been eyeing since birth, he’s also tormented by an inappropriate crush on Daphne’s beguiling bridesmaid, Agatha, and the fear that his daughter, Livia—recently heartbroken by the son of his greatest rival—is a too-ready target for the wiles of Greyson’s best man. When old resentments, a beached whale and an escaped lobster are added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior.

Astonish Me

Astonish Me
Author: Maggie Shipstead
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307962911
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Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many. After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself. She quits ballet, marries a good man, and settles in California with him and their son, Harry. But as the years pass, Joan comes to understand that ballet isn’t finished with her yet, for there is no mistaking that Harry is a prodigy. Through Harry, Joan is pulled back into a world she thought she’d left behind—back into dangerous secrets, and back, inevitably, to Arslan. Combining a sweeping, operatic plot with subtly observed characters, Maggie Shipstead gives us a novel of stunning intensity and deft psychological nuance. Gripping, dramatic, and brilliantly conjured, Astonish Me confirms Shipstead’s range and ability and raises provocative questions about the nature of talent, the choices we must make in search of fulfillment, and how we square the yearning for comfort with the demands of art. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Great Circle

Great Circle
Author: Conrad Aiken
Pages: 129
ISBN: 9781504011402
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A profound examination of the mysteries of memory and perception from one of the twentieth century’s most admired literary artists The train races from New York to Boston. For Andrew Cather, it is much too fast. He will return home three days early, and he is both terrified and intrigued by what he may find there. He pictures himself unlocking the door to his quiet Cambridge house, padding silently through its darkened halls, and finally discovering the thing he both fears and yearns to see: his wife in the arms of another man. Cather knows that what he finds in Cambridge may destroy his life, yet finally set him free. A masterful portrait of an average man at the edge of a shocking precipice, Great Circle is a triumph of psychological realism. One of Sigmund Freud’s favorite novels, it is a probing exploration of the secrets of consciousness.

The Great Circle Route

The Great Circle Route
Author: G. Bickley Remmey, Jr.,Laura Cannell
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0939837684
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Release: 2006-11
Editor: Paradise Cay Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This, the second edition of A Guide to Planning and Cruising the Great Circle Route Around the Eastern USA, documents a motor yacht "cruise of a lifetime," the 5,400-mile circumnavigation of the Eastern United States. Author Bick Remmey refers to this voyage as the longest one-way inland cruise possible in the US. Bick shares the details of his 5 years of planning and 18 weeks of journeying with his wife aboard their 36-foot aft-cabin motor yacht Nittany Navy. The cruise took Bick and Jeri through several of the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, across the Gulf of Mexico, up the coast of Florida, north through the Intercoastal Waterway, up the Jersey Shore, and finally back to home port in Avalon, New Jersey. Bicks experiences provide invaluable planning and cruising information for anyone considering this voyage."Bick's book contains considerable information for anyone planning this trip. Each leg of the cruise is detailed, along with information about facilities and attractions, and what charts are necessary." Stan Osowski, The Trenton Times

The People of the Great Circle

The People of the Great Circle
Author: Ted Ehmann
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781683340539
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Release: 2019-12-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The European explorers were the first to find the evidence of earlier civilizations who built monumental earthwork mounds, ceremonial complexes and cities in the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. Speculations went wild about who built these incredible centers. This fascination over the mysterious mound building cultures continues to this very day.

Great Circle of Mysteries

Great Circle of Mysteries
Author: Misha Gromov
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9783319530499
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Release: 2018-08-11
Editor: Birkhäuser
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This visionary and engaging book provides a mathematical perspective on the fundamental ideas of numbers, space, life, evolution, the brain and the mind. The author suggests how a development of mathematical concepts in the spirit of category theory may lead to unravelling the mystery of the human mind and the design of universal learning algorithms. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which describes the ideas of great mathematicians and scientists, those who saw sparks of light in the dark sea of unknown. The second part, Memorandum Ergo, reflects on how mathematics can contribute to the understanding of the mystery of thought. It argues that the core of the human mind is a structurally elaborated object that needs a creation of a broad mathematical context for its understanding. Readers will discover the main properties of the expected mathematical objects within this context, called ERGO-SYSTEMS, and readers will see how these “systems” may serve as prototypes for design of universal learning computer programs. This is a work of great, poetical insight and is richly illustrated. It is a highly attractive read for all those who welcome a mathematical and scientific way of thinking about the world.

The First Arc of the Great Circle

The First Arc of the Great Circle
Author: Peter B. Cannon
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781410701732
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Release: 2003-01-17
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Early Reviews The Arc is full of golden nuggets. One just has to mine them for themselves if they haven’t already. The First Arc is a three dimensional ‘On the Road’. We travel on land, air and sea, from the desert to the Alps, Las Vegas to Mallorca, and from bliss to despair and back up again forever. Peter has done what most of us only wish we had done. The ocean, like life, has currents which go in great circles. Life arcs around for most of us until we learn what we need to learn. I found many of my answers here. I have known Peter for decades and we now know what grace abounds for even us unlovelies. Peter’s quest for fullness and total satisfaction has sent him on an incredible journey. I have never known an unknown that has met so many well knowns. What is this brush with fame for? The answers are here for you and me. Peter is ‘too humble’ to mention this. He is now working on his 63rd career.

The Circle

The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780345808608
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Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Revelations

Revelations
Author: Mary Sharratt
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781328518781
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fifteenth-century Eat, Pray, Love, Revelations illuminates the intersecting lives of two female mystics who changed history—Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich. Bishop’s Lynn, England, 1413. At the age of forty, Margery Kempe has nearly died giving birth to her fourteenth child. Fearing that another pregnancy might kill her, she makes a vow of celibacy, but she can’t trust her husband to keep his end of the bargain. Desperate for counsel, she visits the famous anchoress Dame Julian of Norwich. Pouring out her heart, Margery confesses that she has been haunted by visceral religious visions. Julian then offers up a confession of her own: she has written a secret, radical book about her own visions, Revelations of Divine Love. Nearing the end of her life and fearing Church authorities, Julian entrusts her precious book to Margery, who sets off the adventure of a lifetime to secretly spread Julian's words. Mary Sharratt vividly brings the medieval past to life as Margery blazes her trail across Europe and the Near East, finding her unique spiritual path and vocation. It's not in a cloistered cell like Julian, but in the full bustle of worldly existence with all its wonders and perils.

On the Great circle Route

On the Great circle Route
Author: Lucienne S. Bloch
Pages: 189
ISBN: UOM:39015051347329
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Release: 1979
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

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Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780525436478
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From the best-selling author of Maine, a gorgeous, compulsively-readable novel that tells the story of the complex relationship between two women, Elisabeth, a privileged new mother and writer attempting to find her footing after childbirth, and Sam, the idealistic, working-class college student she hires to nanny her young son"--

Little Book of Circle Processes

Little Book of Circle Processes
Author: Kay Pranis
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781680990416
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Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece. Peacemaking Circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

The Other Americans

The Other Americans
Author: Laila Lalami
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781524747152
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Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

***2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*** Winner of the Arab American Book Award in Fiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction Finalist for the California Book Award Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize A Los Angeles Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, Variety, and Kirkus Reviews Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer returning to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; her mother, Maryam, who still pines for her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora’s and an Iraqi War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son’s secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters—deeply divided by race, religion, and class—tell their stories, each in their own voice, connections among them emerge. Driss’s family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love—messy and unpredictable—is born. Timely, riveting, and unforgettable, The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

Great Circle

Great Circle
Author: Robert Carse
Pages: 243
ISBN: UOM:39015003928671
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Release: 1956
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Captain Naish, an experienced merchantman who knows nothing of whaling, takes a whaler out for a two- to three-year cruise.

Living in the Great Circle The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation 1855 1905

Living in the Great Circle  The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation 1855 1905
Author: June L. Olson
Pages: 546
ISBN: 146750260X
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Release: 2011-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life and death, tradition and survival: a family directory from Adams to Young. Finding little published about the early history of the original people in Western Oregon and inspired by her Kalapuya and Paiute grandmother, the author turned to official Bureau of Indian Affairs reports, journals, and the reminiscences of Indian people to better understand what life was like for the first generation to call the Grand Ronde Reservation home. In writing their story, she leans heavily on their worldview. In this way, it can be said this is a story both by the people and in honor of the people. Living in the Great Circle describes the problems on the reservation and the people who faced them. The author offers this book with the hope that it will prove to be a useful reference tool for others. "June has worked many hard long years researching this data. Through her work, she has thereby created a tribal family tree. This book is a must read for each and every tribal member." -Kathryn Harrison, twenty-two years on Council for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, first woman Chair, and esteemed Tribal Elder

The Development of Great Circle Sailing

The Development of Great Circle Sailing
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office,George Washington Littlehales
Pages: 63
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU50495526
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Development of Great Circle Sailing

The Development of Great Circle Sailing
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office,George Washington Littlehales
Pages: 52
ISBN: HARVARD:HN7UZ9
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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