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Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Title Great Circle
Author Maggie Shipstead
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2021-05-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780525656982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Relentlessly exciting . . . My top recommendation for this summer.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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 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.

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Title Great Circle
Author Maggie Shipstead
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2021-05-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9781473572751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'A soaring epic of female adventure and wanderlust' GUARDIAN 'A masterpiece' Nigella Lawson An enthralling journey over oceans and continents and a drama of exhilarating power, GREAT CIRCLE is perfect for book clubs and fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, William Boyd and Delia Owens. _______________________ I WAS BORN TO BE A WANDERER From the night she is rescued as a baby out of the flames of a sinking ship; to the day she joins a pair of daredevil pilots looping and diving over the rugged forests of her childhood, to the thrill of flying Spitfires during the war, the life of Marian Graves has always been marked by a lust for freedom and danger. In 1950, she embarks on the great circle flight, circumnavigating the globe. It is Marian's life dream and her final journey, before she disappears without a trace. Half a century later, Hadley Baxter, a brilliant, troubled Hollywood starlet is irresistibly drawn to play Marian Graves, a role that will lead her to probe the deepest mysteries of the vanished pilot's life. _________________________________________ 'A gripping historical adventure that feels sharp, fresh and modern' STYLIST 'Extraordinary' New York Times 'Smart, ambitious and so beautifully written. An amazing literary feat' CURTIS SITTENFELD 'One of the most hotly anticipated books of the spring' MARIELLA FROSTRUP

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Title Great Circle
Author Maggie Shipstead
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2021
Category Fiction
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780525656975
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Relentlessly exciting . . . My top recommendation for this summer." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - 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 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.

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Title Seating Arrangements
Author Maggie Shipstead
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2012-06-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780307958570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust stir beneath the surface. Winn Van Meter, father of the bride, is not having a good time. Barred from the exclusive social club he’s been eyeing since birth, he’s also tormented by an inappropriate crush on Daphne’s beguiling bridesmaid, Agatha, and the fear that his daughter, Livia—recently heartbroken by the son of his greatest rival—is a too-ready target for the wiles of Greyson’s best man. When old resentments, a beached whale and an escaped lobster are added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior.

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Title Astonish Me
Author Maggie Shipstead
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2014-04-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307962911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many. After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself. She quits ballet, marries a good man, and settles in California with him and their son, Harry. But as the years pass, Joan comes to understand that ballet isn’t finished with her yet, for there is no mistaking that Harry is a prodigy. Through Harry, Joan is pulled back into a world she thought she’d left behind—back into dangerous secrets, and back, inevitably, to Arslan. Combining a sweeping, operatic plot with subtly observed characters, Maggie Shipstead gives us a novel of stunning intensity and deft psychological nuance. Gripping, dramatic, and brilliantly conjured, Astonish Me confirms Shipstead’s range and ability and raises provocative questions about the nature of talent, the choices we must make in search of fulfillment, and how we square the yearning for comfort with the demands of art. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Great Circle Route by G. Bickley Remmey, Jr.

Title The Great Circle Route
Author G. Bickley Remmey, Jr.
Publisher Paradise Cay Publications
Release Date 2006-11
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 218
ISBN 0939837684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This, the second edition of A Guide to Planning and Cruising the Great Circle Route Around the Eastern USA, documents a motor yacht "cruise of a lifetime," the 5,400-mile circumnavigation of the Eastern United States. Author Bick Remmey refers to this voyage as the longest one-way inland cruise possible in the US. Bick shares the details of his 5 years of planning and 18 weeks of journeying with his wife aboard their 36-foot aft-cabin motor yacht Nittany Navy. The cruise took Bick and Jeri through several of the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, across the Gulf of Mexico, up the coast of Florida, north through the Intercoastal Waterway, up the Jersey Shore, and finally back to home port in Avalon, New Jersey. Bicks experiences provide invaluable planning and cruising information for anyone considering this voyage."Bick's book contains considerable information for anyone planning this trip. Each leg of the cruise is detailed, along with information about facilities and attractions, and what charts are necessary." Stan Osowski, The Trenton Times

Title Great Circle of Mysteries
Author Misha Gromov
Publisher Birkhäuser
Release Date 2018-08-11
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9783319530499
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This visionary and engaging book provides a mathematical perspective on the fundamental ideas of numbers, space, life, evolution, the brain and the mind. The author suggests how a development of mathematical concepts in the spirit of category theory may lead to unravelling the mystery of the human mind and the design of universal learning algorithms. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which describes the ideas of great mathematicians and scientists, those who saw sparks of light in the dark sea of unknown. The second part, Memorandum Ergo, reflects on how mathematics can contribute to the understanding of the mystery of thought. It argues that the core of the human mind is a structurally elaborated object that needs a creation of a broad mathematical context for its understanding. Readers will discover the main properties of the expected mathematical objects within this context, called ERGO-SYSTEMS, and readers will see how these “systems” may serve as prototypes for design of universal learning computer programs. This is a work of great, poetical insight and is richly illustrated. It is a highly attractive read for all those who welcome a mathematical and scientific way of thinking about the world.

Great Circle by Conrad Aiken

Title Great Circle
Author Conrad Aiken
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2015-06-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 129
ISBN 9781504011402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A profound examination of the mysteries of memory and perception from one of the twentieth century’s most admired literary artists The train races from New York to Boston. For Andrew Cather, it is much too fast. He will return home three days early, and he is both terrified and intrigued by what he may find there. He pictures himself unlocking the door to his quiet Cambridge house, padding silently through its darkened halls, and finally discovering the thing he both fears and yearns to see: his wife in the arms of another man. Cather knows that what he finds in Cambridge may destroy his life, yet finally set him free. A masterful portrait of an average man at the edge of a shocking precipice, Great Circle is a triumph of psychological realism. One of Sigmund Freud’s favorite novels, it is a probing exploration of the secrets of consciousness.

Title The People of the Great Circle
Author Ted Ehmann
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2019-12-16
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781683340539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The European explorers were the first to find the evidence of earlier civilizations who built monumental earthwork mounds, ceremonial complexes and cities in the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. Speculations went wild about who built these incredible centers. This fascination over the mysterious mound building cultures continues to this very day.

Title The First Arc of the Great Circle
Author Peter B. Cannon
Publisher Author House
Release Date 2003-01-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781410701732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Early Reviews The Arc is full of golden nuggets. One just has to mine them for themselves if they haven’t already. The First Arc is a three dimensional ‘On the Road’. We travel on land, air and sea, from the desert to the Alps, Las Vegas to Mallorca, and from bliss to despair and back up again forever. Peter has done what most of us only wish we had done. The ocean, like life, has currents which go in great circles. Life arcs around for most of us until we learn what we need to learn. I found many of my answers here. I have known Peter for decades and we now know what grace abounds for even us unlovelies. Peter’s quest for fullness and total satisfaction has sent him on an incredible journey. I have never known an unknown that has met so many well knowns. What is this brush with fame for? The answers are here for you and me. Peter is ‘too humble’ to mention this. He is now working on his 63rd career.

On The Great Circle Route by Lucienne S. Bloch

Title On the Great circle Route
Author Lucienne S. Bloch
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 1979
Category Assimilation (Sociology)
Total Pages 189
ISBN UOM:39015051347329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Friends And Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Title Friends and Strangers
Author J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780525520603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the bestselling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions. Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms' Facebook group, her "influencer" sister's Instagram feed, and text messages with the best friend she never sees anymore. Enter Sam, a senior at the local women's college, whom Elisabeth hires to babysit. Sam is struggling to decide between the path she's always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambition. She's worried about student loan debt and what the future holds. In short order, they grow close. But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth's father-in-law, the true differences between the women's lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating consequences. A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life.

Title Little Book of Circle Processes
Author Kay Pranis
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-01-27
Category Law
Total Pages 76
ISBN 9781680990416
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece. Peacemaking Circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Revelations by Mary Sharratt

Title Revelations
Author Mary Sharratt
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2021-04-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781328518781
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fifteenth-century Eat, Pray, Love, Revelations illuminates the intersecting lives of two female mystics who changed history—Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich. Bishop’s Lynn, England, 1413. At the age of forty, Margery Kempe has nearly died giving birth to her fourteenth child. Fearing that another pregnancy might kill her, she makes a vow of celibacy, but she can’t trust her husband to keep his end of the bargain. Desperate for counsel, she visits the famous anchoress Dame Julian of Norwich. Pouring out her heart, Margery confesses that she has been haunted by visceral religious visions. Julian then offers up a confession of her own: she has written a secret, radical book about her own visions, Revelations of Divine Love. Nearing the end of her life and fearing Church authorities, Julian entrusts her precious book to Margery, who sets off the adventure of a lifetime to secretly spread Julian's words. Mary Sharratt vividly brings the medieval past to life as Margery blazes her trail across Europe and the Near East, finding her unique spiritual path and vocation. It's not in a cloistered cell like Julian, but in the full bustle of worldly existence with all its wonders and perils.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Title The Circle
Author Dave Eggers
Publisher Knopf Canada
Release Date 2013-10-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780345808608
Language English, Spanish, and French
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LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

Title The Other Americans
Author Laila Lalami
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2019-03-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781524747152
Language English, Spanish, and French
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***2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*** Winner of the Arab American Book Award in Fiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction Finalist for the California Book Award Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize A Los Angeles Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, Variety, and Kirkus Reviews Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer returning to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; her mother, Maryam, who still pines for her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora’s and an Iraqi War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son’s secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters—deeply divided by race, religion, and class—tell their stories, each in their own voice, connections among them emerge. Driss’s family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love—messy and unpredictable—is born. Timely, riveting, and unforgettable, The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

Great Circle by Robert Carse

Title Great Circle
Author Robert Carse
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1956
Category Whaling
Total Pages 243
ISBN UOM:39015003928671
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Captain Naish, an experienced merchantman who knows nothing of whaling, takes a whaler out for a two- to three-year cruise.

Title Living in the Great Circle The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation 1855 1905
Author June L. Olson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011-12
Category History
Total Pages 546
ISBN 146750260X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Life and death, tradition and survival: a family directory from Adams to Young. Finding little published about the early history of the original people in Western Oregon and inspired by her Kalapuya and Paiute grandmother, the author turned to official Bureau of Indian Affairs reports, journals, and the reminiscences of Indian people to better understand what life was like for the first generation to call the Grand Ronde Reservation home. In writing their story, she leans heavily on their worldview. In this way, it can be said this is a story both by the people and in honor of the people. Living in the Great Circle describes the problems on the reservation and the people who faced them. The author offers this book with the hope that it will prove to be a useful reference tool for others. "June has worked many hard long years researching this data. Through her work, she has thereby created a tribal family tree. This book is a must read for each and every tribal member." -Kathryn Harrison, twenty-two years on Council for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, first woman Chair, and esteemed Tribal Elder

The Development Of Great Circle Sailing by United States. Hydrographic Office

Title The Development of Great Circle Sailing
Author United States. Hydrographic Office
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1899
Category Great-circle sailing
Total Pages 63
ISBN COLUMBIA:CU50495526
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Development Of Great Circle Sailing by United States. Hydrographic Office

Title The Development of Great Circle Sailing
Author United States. Hydrographic Office
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1889
Category Great-circle sailing
Total Pages 52
ISBN HARVARD:HN7UZ9
Language English, Spanish, and French
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