Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

When 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.

Pages: 396

Bantam Books

c2013 : ISBN 9780345528681

My Thoughts: A fictional look at the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her husband Charles. I enjoyed this book but I had to keep in mind that this was a fictional account of their lives. As with any good fictionalized biography, it has made we want to delve further into their lives and learn how they really lived and raised their children. I would recommend this book for a look at the lives of individuals in the 1900's, especially those with "star" appeal and wealth. A very good book

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