West With the Night (autobiography)
by Beryl Markham


West With the Night is a poetic tale of Ms. Markham's adventurous life in Africa.  As a bush pilot during the '30's, she carves avionic history by being the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean flying east to west.

I have read this book twice!  Why?  Because it is masterfully written.  Don't take my word for it.  Listen to what Ernest Hemingway (who happened to rub shoulders with Ms. Markham) had to say--   

"...she has written so well, and marvelously well,
that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer."

As I was saying, Markham takes literature to a higher level.  Her first hand account with wild elephants, lions, and warthogs will make you wish you were there (or not).  This book is funny, dangerous, melodic, peaceful, and tragic!  Don't pass up Markham's masterpiece!

~Happy Reading~
     ~Caryn

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