Paula McLain, author of the New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, will be speaking about her latest work of historical fiction, Circling the Sun, as part of Morgan Library’s Evening with an Author Series. She will appear on Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m., at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road.
This event is free and open to the public, doors open at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are required, but seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a book sale and signing after the program.
Set in 1920s Africa, Circling the Sun is based on the life of Beryl Markham, a record-setting English aviatrix caught up in a love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who, as Isak Dinesen, wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.
Circling the Sun takes readers through Markham’s journey as the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic from East to West. McLain’s previous book, The Paris Wife, told the story of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley Richardson, and their life in Jazz Age Paris.
The Morgan Library’s Evening with an Author Series is presented and sponsored by CSU’s Friends of the Morgan Library and the Poudre River Friends of the Library. The Hilton Fort Collins, KUNC radio, and Old Firehouse Books also support this series.