Great Circle

Great Circle Book Club with The Hotchkiss School’s Carita Gardiner

Though summer will soon yield to a new season, that’s no reason to stop reading!  Please join veteran Hotchkiss School English teacher, Carita Gardiner for a seven-week book club reading of Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle, a New York Times best seller which The Washington Post called  “a soaring work of historical fiction.”  The class meets on Zoom beginning September 22 at 6:30 pm and continues weekly on Wednesdays through November 17th.

Great Circle spans Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles, and tells the story of a dare-devil female aviator determined to chart her way between tradition and prejudice to live the life she wants. Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Seating Arrangements, and Astonish Me, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Carita Gardiner has been a member of The Hotchkiss School English Department for over twenty years. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Middlebury College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.

The class meets on Zoom – CLICK HERE FOR LINK

6:30 on 9/22 — assignment #1 Please read pages 1-94

6:30 on 10/6 — assignment #2 Please read pages 95-171

6:30 on 10/13 — assignment #3 Please read pages 172-260

6:30 on 10/20 — assignment #4 Please read 261-344

6:30 on 10/27 — assignment #5 Please read 345-429

6:30 on 11/10 – assignment #6 Please read 430-513

6:30 on 11/17 – assignment #7 Please read 514-589

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Sep 29 2021


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Zoom Event

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