Bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun) will be featured at this year’s Authors to the Pointe on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate, along with Lauren Willig, author of the Pink Carnation series of historical romance/spy novels. Authors to The Pointe combines a classic English tea with a doubling exciting author visit. Tickets for Authors to The Pointe are $30 per person and will go on sale on Thursday, September 22nd at 10am. Ticket sales are in-person only, by cash or check, exclusively at our newly remodeled Central Branch (10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236). For more information, please call the Grosse Pointe Library (313) 343-2074.
Paula McLain is the bestselling author of The Paris Wife, A Ticket to Ride, Like Family: Growing Up in OtherPeople’s Houses, A Memoir; the poetry collections: Less of Her, and Stumble, Gorgeous; and her latest novel, Circling the Sun. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996. She lives with her family in Cleveland.
Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS.
“In McLain’s confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar.”—Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time
Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series and several stand alone works of historical fiction, including The Ashford Affair, That Summer, The Other Daughter, and The Forgotten Room. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.