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Second Thursday Book Club| 10-11a

advertisement for the second Thursday book club, in the foreground is the book cover for Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, the background is a black and white photograph of a vintage airplane, the text indicates the date June 8 and a time of 10 am, the Dolores Library logo is on the bottom right hand in white

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

Join us, June 8th from 10a-11a to discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk. 

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