Book Club Reflections
For Greek mythology buffs, Circe is known as the enchantress in the Odyssey and who is responsible for keeping Odysseus from returning home. As with most female characters throughout history their stories are often untold, glossed over, or misrepresented. That’s why it is so refreshing to read Madeline Miller’s Circe as she re-imagines the sorceress’s character and allows readers to understand her motivations and actions with more sensitivity and accuracy. Miller’s retelling focuses on gender roles, power dynamics and the relationships that Circe encounters along her own epic journey.
"But in solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth."
"I will not be like a bird bred in a cage, I thought, too dull to fly even when the door stands open. I stopped into those woods and my life began."