Book Review

Book Review: West With the Night

West With the Night
By Beryl Markham

My Edition:
Paperback, 294 pages
1983, North Point Press
ISBN: 0865471185

This is an autobiography (or perhaps more of a memoir? Honestly, I’m not clear on the difference between the two, if any) that shares snippets of Beryl’s life on a horse farm in Africa and later her transition into pilot, which for women in that time was very rare. Being a female horse trainer was also rare and Beryl seems to have lead an extraordinary life for a woman in the mid-1900s. She was actually the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean from East to West.

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Book Review: Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun
By Paula McLain

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 384 pages (hardcover)
2015, Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345534187 (hardcover)

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

From Amazon: Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl 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.

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