Circling the Sun: A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”—Ann Patchett, Country LivingPaula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.Beryl forges her own ...
West with the Night: A Memoir
A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our timeBeryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix―she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty. And then there is the writing. When Hemingway read Markham's book, he wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins: "She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer . . . [She] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers . . . It is really a bloody wonderful book." With a n...
Sun Circles and Human Hands : The Southeastern Indians Art and Industries
This classic compendium of ancient Indian artifacts from the entire southeastern United States remains an indispensable reference source for professionals and enthusiasts alike.From utilitarian arrowheads to beautiful stone effigy pipes to ornately-carved shell disks, the photographs and drawings in Sun Circles and Human Hands present the archaeological record of the art and native crafts of the prehistoric southeastern Indians. Painstakingly compiled in the 1950s by two sisters who traveled the eastern United States interviewing archaeologists and collectors and visiting the major repositories, Sun Circles and Human Hands is remarkable for its breadth of illustration of Indian-made artifacts and its comprehensive documentation. Although research over the last 50 years has disproven many of the early theories reported in the text—which were not the editors' theories but those of the archaeologists of the day—the excellent illustrations of objects no longer available for examination have more than validated the lasting worth of this popular book. Broadly acclaimed when it first appeared, this new printing has the added value of Knight's foreword, which places the work in its proper context. Useful to museums, state and national parks, school libraries, gift stores, archaeolog...
How Many Planets Circle the Sun?: And Other Questions About Our Solar System (Good Question!)
Why is there life on earth? How did Saturn get its rings? Which planet is biggest, which one's hottest—and which has a cloud named Scooter? Take a trip into outer space to learn about the asteroid belt, Martian volcanoes, dwarf planets, and other fascinating facts about our universe.
Celestial Circles: Sun, Moon, Stars and planets Mandala Coloring Book
From Artist Tabitha L. Barnett comes yet another amazing hand drawn adult coloring book. Celestial Circles contains 32 beautifully symmetrical mandalas with depictions of suns, moons, planets, stars and much more. As a bonus, 16 of these stunning designs are duplicated on BLACK paper for a total of 48 pages to color. These gorgeous mandalas are printed on only one side of 60 lb bright white paper and include two color test sheets... one printed on black paper and one printed on white paper. Pictures range from extremely detailed to nice and simple so every colorist will find an array of images to enjoy coloring. Get out your pencils, markers, gel pens or even paints and relax. Take a whimsical coloring journey with Celestial Circles, order your copies today! To see all of the images in this book, copy and paste: http://tinyurl.com/celestialvid into your address bar.
Circles Around the Sun: In Search of a Lost Brother
Within a few years, his world had begun to fall apart. By the time Molly was old enough to begin to know him, Mike was heavily medicated and frequently delusional, living in hospitals or care homes or on the road. Years later, through reading an astonishing archive of letters preserved by her mother and grandmother, and interviewing old friends of Mike's, Molly began to piece together a picture of her brother's life, before and after the illness struck--the story of how a gifted and well-liked student and athlete was overtaken by a terrible illness that rendered him unrecognizable. Now she tells that story--which is also the story of her own demons and of the ways in which a seemingly perfect family can slowly fall apart, and in the end, regroup. Circles Around the Sun is a work of extraordinary intensity and drama from a wonderfully gifted writer.
Circle of the Sun: Rites and Celebrations for Egyptian Pagans and Kemetics
Drawing from authentic ancient Egyptian texts, this carefully researched guide is the first to bring together temple rites, everyday worship and invocations in the language of the Gods themselves. Those seeking a closer relationship with the Gods of ancient Egypt can find everything they need for independent worship, including practical, step-by-step instructions on morning and evening prayers to the sun; - hymns in the ancient Egyptian language; - a self-dedication rite; - explanations and types of heka, or Egyptian magic, including actual spells; - special rituals for Egyptian holy days; - beginning an Egyptian Pagan group; - and much, much more. With revealing and insightful sections for both Kemetic Reconstructionist and Tameran Wiccan practice, Circle of the Sun: Rites and Celebrations for Egyptian Pagans and Kemetics brings together the words and spirit of ancient Egyptian religion for modern worship.
Black Inferno (Circle of Sun) (Volume 2)
Quinn Clarke Royce is the new Polaris to the Circle of Sun, now ready to recover another lost Fidesorb A secret society of Guardians, residing in the most unlikely small town of White Oak, MO, faces the formidable task of rescuing a city of innocent souls from a pervasive evil. At the same time, this small circle of faithful friends confronts supreme challenges back home, with former leader Romulus jailed for a murder he did not commit and sister Sapphire missing and feared dead. Now that Quinn has become the Polaris to the Circle of Sun, she must lead her family and friends on a quest to recover another lost Fidesorb so it can be returned to its rightful place in the angelic realms. In this second installment of the Circle of Sun Series, readers will get a close look at how the newly formed band of Guardians will interact and adjust to fighting an elusive enemy. Will a victorious quest cost lives on the home front? What secrets lie within the lush rolling vineyards, hidden oak barrels, the grand Royce Estate and even the quaint Fireside Books of White Oak? In this adventure, the Guardians must grow into courageous defenders of light if they are to break free of the vast intrigues woven by a mysterious enemy . . . before the fire of evil destroys the present and the past.
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