Today's book love is for Madeline Miller's *Circe*.
"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 obviously 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."
I read Madeline Miller's first novel, The Song of Achilles, went it came out in 2011. I fell deeply in love with her re-telling of Greek mythology. I agree with Margaret George, this is "as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant." Stunning. When Circe was published last year, I snatched it up in hardcover without waiting for the paperback.
Not only is Madeline Miller a beautiful author, she's a super person. I went to a book signing of hers in March 2018 and she was wonderfully (surprisingly) supportive of my own hopes for publication. I was surprised to see what she wrote in my book: "For Wendy, I can't wait to see your book on the shelf! Best wishes." Thank you, Madeline. Truly. And please write faster.
Circe is a wonderful read. @madeline.e.miller