Circe by Madeline Miller

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). 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 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. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor and Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider

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The 2366th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s (Paste Magazine)

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Circe Mass Market Paperback 75251 $11.47 $7.58 2019
Circe Audible Audiobook 54174 $17.71 2018
Circe Hardcover 61 $14.60 $12.24 2018
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Ich bin Circe Hardcover 1834868 $22.71 $19.68 2019
Circe (French Edition) Paperback 3499049 $24.95 2019
Circé Audible Audiobook 208265 $24.36 2022
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Circé (French Edition) Paperback 10783458 $37.99 2018
CIRCE Kindle Edition 369 $11.99 2018
Circe Paperback 84388 $23.70 2019
Circe (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction) Library Binding 389944 $30.99 $22.00 2018
Circe (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1191679 $19.52 $22.97 2019
Circe edición especial (AdN) (AdN Alianza de Novelas) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 4232039 $31.80 2019
Ich bin Circe: Roman Pocket Book 11066861 $16.94 $19.27 2020
Ich bin Circe: Roman | Eine rebellische Neuerzählung des Mythos um die griechische Göttin Circe (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1557832 $12.08 2019
Ich bin Circe Audible Audiobook 107586 $22.43 2019