A great read for celebrating Women’s History Month this March is Circe, by author Madeline Miller. Best selling author Miller tells the story of Circe, a witch from Homer’s Odyssey, and re-imagines the story of this relatively minor character.
In this novel, Circe lives an unhappy life. Although she is an immortal god, she finds herself alone, and banished from her family and the rest of the world that she knows. She ultimately must chose between living the life of a goddess – the life to which she was born – or joining the world of the mortals, with those she has come to love. Through it all, the author weaves a tale of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.
Read more, with book reviews and author interviews:
- Messud, Claire. “The Good Witch.” New York Times Book Review, Jun 03, 2018, pp. 15. Accessed March 5, 2020.
- “Adrift on the Wine-Dark Sea.” The Economist, vol. 427, no. 9089, Apr 28, 2018, pp. 79. Accessed March 5, 2020.
- Brown, Jeffrey. “‘Circe’ Author Madeline Miller Answers Your Questions.” PBS Newshour, 30 Dec. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=580oh1c5fyU. Accessed March 5, 2020.