Circe

**Now through Oct 18th! The Attleboro Land Trust is hosting a Scavenger Hunt to find hidden gods and goddesses using a smartphone app. You may participate on your own schedule from dawn to dusk today through October 18 at the Phil and Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary. Download the free GooseChase app. You can “Play as Guest” without needing to open a new account. Search for “Circe” and you will find the Circe Mythology G-Odyssey Scavenger Hunt. You will be asked to name your team, but it is OK if you are just one. All participants who successfully complete the quest will be entered into a free drawing for one of three $25 gift cards to An Unlikely Story! Click here for more information. Before you leave, be sure to visit Big Rock. This glacial boulder serves as a reminder of Sisyphus, a character from Greek mythology not mentioned in the book. Sisyphus was a dishonest and greedy king who was punished by being forced to roll a huge boulder up a hill, over and over again for eternity. Whenever Sisyphus got to the top of the hill, the boulder would roll down again. We invite you to take a selfie with Big Rock and post it here or send it to attleborolandtrust@gmail.com.


“The sun beat upon the horizon. It beat everywhere, upon my back and arms and face. I wore no shawl. I would not burn.
I never did.”
Circe 

“Think a novel based on Greek mythology isn’t for you? Just wait” (People). Madeline Miller’s bestselling, critically acclaimed second novel Circe—about the goddess Circe—has been called “spellbinding” (O Magazine), “vivid, transporting” (Entertainment Weekly), “an epic page turner” (Christian Science Monitor), and “a romp, an airy delight, a novel to be gobbled greedily in a single sitting” (Guardian). Following her debut novel, The Song of Achilles, Miller takes on the world of gods, monsters, mortals, and nymphs in this “bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right” (New York Times). Miller “paints an uncompromising portrait of a superheroine who learns to wield divine power while coming to understand what it means to be mortal” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review). The myths have been retold many times “and yet in Miller’s lush reimagining, the story feels harrowing and unexpected. The…fate that awaits Circe is at once divine and mortal, impossibly strange and yet entirely human” (Washington Post).*

*From NEA Big Read Reader’s Guide 

Click here to reserve a copy of Circe from the Library

Alternative title for young readers:

This year’s companion title for young readers is Dragon Pearl by Yoon He Lee. Click here to reserve a copy from the Library

 

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Massachusetts Cultural Council
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