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Bookwoman: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Where Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
3333 Maria Linden Dr
Rockford, 61114


Contact Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois · (815) 877-0118

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The story of Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denis Finch-Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa. Raised in Kenya, Beryl’s unconventional upbringing transforms her into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. She forges her own path as a horse trainer and eventually as an aviator. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, the book reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.