Helena Sheffield’s life has changed enormously since contracting Long Covid – which left her unable to read. Listening to stories, though, has offered her a lifeline.
Whether you're more Bing Crosby or Mariah Carey, Wham! or Destiny’s Child, there’s a perfect book to match your favourite yuletime hit.
Enter the lives of rebel-hearted aviator Marian Graves and troubled starlet Hadley Baxter in Maggie Shipstead's dazzling - and Booker shortlisted - new novel, Great Circle.
Maggie Shipstead always thought of inspiration as something to be found in ‘distant places, at the ends of long journeys’. But what the author of ambitious new novel Great Circle really missed this year was the journey to her local café.
Great Circle, The Promise, The Fortune Men and Bewilderment have all been shortlisted for the biggest prize in the literary calendar.
MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels SEATING ARRANGEMENTS - winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and L A Times Book Prize for First Fiction - ASTONISH ME and the Booker-shortlisted GREAT CIRCLE. 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 and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. YOU HAVE A FRIEND IN 10A is her first story collection. Maggie Shipstead grew up in California and lives in Los Angeles, California. Find her @MaggieShipstead and on www.MaggieShipstead.com
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