Welcome to Rainy Day Books. We're happy you're here. This week we're excited about the new book Circling The Sun by Paula McLain. A novel loosely based on the amazing life of Beryl Markham, written by the bestselling author of The Paris Wife. Paula McLain joins us for a discussion of her new book on Tuesday August 11th. You'll find this book and many other recommendations right inside our door!
Just as Hadley Richardson came to life for her in Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paula McLain met Beryl Markham in the pages of her 1942 memoir, West With the Night, and knew she had to bring this remarkable woman out of obscurity. So original were Beryl’s voice and spirit, McLain will tell you, “There was no thinking involved, only the unmistakable jolt of connection—a lighting strike—as my imagination woke up and reached through time and space to meet Beryl on her own turf.”