Maggie Shipstead

Great Circle
  • Great Circle

  • '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.
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    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.
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    '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

MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD's debut novel SEATING ARRANGEMENTS was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and L A Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, The Best American Short Stories and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a two- time National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. Her second novel is the critically acclaimed ASTONISH ME. Her latest novel GREAT CIRCLE is due to be published around the world. Maggie Shipstead grew up in California and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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