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Great Circle

(2021)
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 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, author of Friends and Strangers

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Great Circle: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
ISBN: 0-85752-680-4 / 978-0-85752-680-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: Great Circle: A novel
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
ISBN: 0-525-65697-9 / 978-0-525-65697-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Great Circle: A novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
ISBN: 0-593-45941-5 / 978-0-593-45941-6 (USA edition)
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May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Circle: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
ISBN: 0-85752-681-2 / 978-0-85752-681-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Great Circle
Author(s): Shipstead Maggie
ISBN: 1-5247-1202-7 / 978-1-5247-1202-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE US
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May 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Great Circle
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Great Circle
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Great Circle
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Great Circle: A Novel
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Title: Great Circle: A Novel
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
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Title: Great Circle: A novel
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
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Title: Great Circle: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
Author(s): Maggie Shipstead
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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