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Avow Book Club: The Great Circle: A Novel, by Maggie Shipstead (online only)

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Great Circle: A Novel, by Maggie Shipstead

The Great Circle: A Novel, by Maggie Shipstead

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.

DISCUSSION DATE:  Monday, March 28, 2022

Time: 1-2:30 PM

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This book club is open to bereaved community members experiencing grief and loss, and Avow volunteers.  Books help us look deeper at struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Explore the inner thoughts and emotions of your grief journey with literary fiction and memoirs. Group is led by an Avow licensed/credentialed counselor and/or co-led by an Avow volunteer.
This is an online group done through Zoom video conferencing. Please RSVP to bereavement@avowcares.org in order to join the group. You will receive Zoom instructions once you have RSVP’d.
Please call Avow before attending your first support group at (239) 261-4404.

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Date:
March 28
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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ONLINE ONLY
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Bereavement Support Group
Phone:
(239) 261-4404
Email:
bereavement@avowcares.org