Wilton Library’s community wide program, Wilton Reads, takes people to unfamiliar places — geographically, intellectually, and emotionally. This year, readers will travel to 1920s Kenya with Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, a historical novel based on the life of Beryl Markham, a female pilot and horse trainer.
The story is about a fiercely independent and enigmatic woman who followed her own head and heart, contrary to the norms of the society in which she lived. Her childhood was difficult, her marriages failures, her profession of training race horses outside the norm for women. Her choice to become a pilot and then fly solo east to west across the Atlantic was met with skepticism and derision.