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The Resource CIRCE

CIRCE

Label
CIRCE
Title
CIRCE
Statement of responsibility
Madeline Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor and Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider "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.Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world
Summary
  • Follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals
  • A highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning <i>The Song of Achilles</i> follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals. 75,000 first printing.
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2018
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10638492
Cataloging source
BT
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Miller, Madeline
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
CIRCE
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:69075c11-f791-430f-8deb-62acc5e349f5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316414647
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
CIRCE
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:69075c11-f791-430f-8deb-62acc5e349f5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316414647
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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