English Alumni Book Group: Madeleine Miller, CIRCE (2018)

January 16, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 PM
2115 Tawes

Join us as we discuss Madeleine Miller's CIRCE (2018). Light supper served. Newcomers always welcome!

From the description on Amazon:

A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Circe is an epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

For more information contact: Karen Nelson (knelson@umd.edu)