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The Aviator's Wife - Melanie Benjamin
The Aviator's Wife
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In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “The history [is] exhilarating. . . . The Aviator’s Wife soars.”—USA Today  ... show more
In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “The history [is] exhilarating. . . . The Aviator’s Wife soars.”—USA Today   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.   Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.Praise for The Aviator’s Wife  “Remarkable . . . The Aviator’s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh’s life with her famous husband.”—The Denver Post“Anne Morrow Lindbergh narrates the story of the Lindberghs’ troubled marriage in all its triumph and tragedy.”—USA Today   “[This novel] will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of her only as ‘the aviator’s wife.’ ”—People   “It’s hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.”—The Dallas Morning News  “Fictional biography at its finest.”—Booklist (starred review)“Utterly unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.”—The Washington Post“A story of both triumph and pain that will take your breath away.”—Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345528681 (0345528689)
ASIN: 345528689
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
2.0 The Aviator's Wife
2.5 flying stars. This book was my mother's pick for her book club. I don't attend her book club, but I sometime read the books she chooses so we can do some mother-daughter book bonding. This is fictionalized memoir of Mrs. Charles Lindbergh, starting with her courtship and ending right after th...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
5.0 The Aviator's Wife
Again I am sucked into a Melanie Benjamin historical fiction book. This time the narrator is Anne Morrow Lindbergh the wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Anne fell for Charles immediately and you might say Charles felt the same. He taught how to fly an airplane and they traveled to europe. They ...
Toni
Toni rated it
3.0 "The Aviator's Wife", by Melanie Benjamin
This fiction is the story of Anne Lindbergh the wife of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh. In her notes, the author clearly writes that while the basic timeline is accurate, her motivation was to tell Anne’s entire story and make her the heroine. Some parts are the factual skeleton of the story a...
pam
pam rated it
1.0 The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
This book was just plain boring. I have picked it up and put t back down countless times since February. I officially give up.
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
4.0
This is the story of a marriage that just happens to also include the American hero of the 1927 to 1930s era. The book is written in the first person voice of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh's wife. Thus it reads as a memoir if one forgets that it's a novel. The author did a credible job o...
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