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.
Maggie Shipstead's Great Circle takes flight as its theme and, accordingly, soars.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD, DOUBLEDAY

By Maggie Shipstead
Doubleday/Paperback/591 pages/$29.96/Available here
4 out of 5

"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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