Great Circle

Maggie Shipstead offers a marvelous pastiche of adventure and emotion as she explores what it means (and what it takes) to live an unusual life.

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Review of ‘Great Circle’

From age 13, Marian Graves is determined to fly. “Her belief that she would fly saturated her world, presented an appearance of absolute truth,” Maggie Shipstead writes in her epic and exciting novel Great Circle. As a girl in 1920s Montana, Marian’s dream seems nigh impossible, but she bargains and sacrifices her way into procuring precious…

Interview with Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead’s exceptional third novel, Great Circle, was a vast undertaking—but the round-the-globe flight of her aviator protagonist is even more daunting.

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