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Great circle / Maggie Shipstead.

Shipstead, Maggie, (author.).


"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 pilots passing through town in a beat up Cessna--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fifteen, she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy rancher 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 and piloting her plane over the Arctic Circle. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance over the South Pacific. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to re-define 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 womens' 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525656975
  • ISBN: 0525656979
  • Physical Description: 593 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

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General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knoff"--Title page verso.
Subject: Disappeared persons > Fiction.
Women air pilots > Fiction.
Actresses > Fiction.
Rescues > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 75 of 89 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.


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Forsyth Central FIC Shipstead, Maggie (Text) 0112523116196 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/19/2022
Forsyth Central FIC Shipstead, Maggie (Text) 0112523147876 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/06/2022
Lewisville Branch FIC Shipstead, Maggie (Text) 0112523270688 Adult Fiction Available -
Paddison Memorial Branch FIC Shipstead, Maggie (Text) 0112523147885 Adult Fiction Available -

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