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The Aviator's Wife
by Melanie Benjamin

Overview - 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.
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Overview
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"
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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.
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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"
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"It's hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.""--The Dallas Morning News"
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"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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  • ISBN-13: 9780345528681
  • ISBN-10: 0345528689
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 434


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Melanie Benjamin, the best-selling author of Alice I Have Been, offers a fictional portrayal of an intriguing real-life figure in her new novel, The Aviator’s Wife. The fascinating heroine is Anne Morrow, the introverted daughter of a millionaire diplomat and the woman who captured the heart of Charles Lindbergh. The two meet in Mexico City in 1927, not long after Lindbergh’s famous flight across the Atlantic Ocean. When they marry, the union makes headlines around the world. Although she becomes the first female glider pilot to earn a license in the United States—one of her many accomplishments—Anne is always perceived as the wife of a famous adventurer, and she struggles to find an identity of her own. Benjamin brings her protagonist to vivid life, recounting the major events that marked her marriage, including the kidnapping and murder of her baby. She also convincingly probes Anne’s emotional interior, giving readers a sense of what might have made this extraordinary woman tick.

 
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