A Circle of Earth by Patricia Weil 0000-00-00 00:00:00

eBook Best Deals & PDF Download A Circle of Earth

by Patricia Weil
Book Views: 20
A Circle of Earth by Patricia Weil
Patricia Weil
Outskirts Press
Date of release
Verified safe to download
See available formats

Book review

A Circle of Earth is one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year.
--Kaye Park Hinckley, author of A Hunger in the Heart and Birds of a Feather

[Weil] captured the resourcefulness of people and the resilience of the human spirit.
--Beth Baker, author of With a Little Help from My Friends

Set in Alabama between and following the two world wars, A Circle of Earth tells the story of two characters' attempts to find happiness in a world where both lives and marriages are defined not by choice but by circumstance. At age seventeen Emma walks blindly into a marriage that is not a love match. Her plight becomes the attempt to exist within the confines of this relationship. The limitations of Henry's world are uniquely cruel, as he has a searching and eager mind. The effects of the Great Depression worsen his situation, resulting in his placement in the state mental hospital, where he forms an unlikely bond with a young psychiatrist--a Northerner of whom he asks "if Levy had ever loved a woman. Loved her so that the lobe of an ear or the shape of her mouth were little sights to almost hurt a man's heart.

Although A Circle of Earth is a distinctly Southern novel, its events could have taken place anywhere in the rural America of its time.  There were certainly similar attitudes, similar cultural traditions, elsewhere.  Its themes are universal:  the naive young bride trapped in an unwise and loveless marriage, the individual whose dreams and given talents are thwarted by circumstance.  There are issues explored that belong to no certain place:  the making of a family, the tragedy of alcoholism, for example. A Circle of Earth is  a family saga; it also contains a love story--not one but several.  For the two main characters, their love stories happen to be the story of their marriages, one of which is anything but a romance.  In present-day women's fiction, it is not often that we see an exploration of the universals intentionally set in a past-time setting.  Weil feels that in the pre-technology world, people had more direct impact on each other--cause and effect were critical in a way that they are not today.  This novel is an undeniable nostalgia piece.  It could also be read as an American Historical .  Its themes are the central human issues, from the view of a certain place and time.

Find and Download Book — A Circle of Earth

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Get It!
File size:5 mb
Estimated time:1 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment

Readers reviews