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Great circle / Maggie Shipstead.

Shipstead, Maggie, (author.).

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
"Read with Jenna" --cover.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Rescues > Fiction.
Women air pilots > Fiction.
Disappeared persons > Fiction.
Actresses > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 60 of 61 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at C.H. Booth Library - Newtown.


  • 1 current hold with 61 total copies.


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