Opening: An Evening with Paula McLain

McLain’s Circling the Sun brings to life Beryl Markham, a model of fearlessness and independence throughout her life. The novel focuses on Markham’s life through her 20s and includes her aviation feats and passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen. Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen, wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa