Booker 2021: Great Circle's heroines soar in tale of flight and freedom

Maggie Shipstead's Great Circle takes flight as its theme and, accordingly, soars. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD, DOUBLEDAY
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By Maggie Shipstead
Doubleday/Paperback/591 pages/$29.96/Available here
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"I was born to be a wanderer," writes the aviatrix Marian Graves in her logbook. "I was shaped to the earth like a seabird to a wave. Some birds fly until they die."

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