Salon@615 with Paula McLain, author of Circling the Sun

Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming Paula McLain for a discussion and signing of her new book, Circling The Sun, as part of our Salon@615 series.

Ticket Information:

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Visit Salon@615.org to buy tickets or for more information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!  

About Circling The Sun:

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. 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.


Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl s truest self and her fate: to fly.  Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

About Paula McLain:

Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of two collections of poetry and a memoir, and lives in Cleveland with her family.

About Salon@615:

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Circling the Sun: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345534187
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Ballantine Books - July 28th, 2015