West with the Night by Beryl Markham

West with the Night
320 pages; North Point Press
This is not just a true story; it's a rapture of adventure and courage by a pioneering aviatrix from Africa. Someone once quoted the phrase to me: 'Risk is extra life.' (I love that Mrs. Clinton chose this for her "Bookshelf" in the previous issue of O, The Oprah Magazine too.)
— Diane Sawyer