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The aviator's wife: [a novel]

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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 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There 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. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne 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. Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century--from the late twenties to the mid-sixties--and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator's Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage--revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure. 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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9780385360364
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9780345528681
161173679
9780385360357
9780345534699
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subject_facet Air pilots -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Biographical fiction, American, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, -- 1906-2001 -- Fiction, Lindbergh, Charles A. -- (Charles Augustus), -- 1902-1974 -- Fiction
title_display The aviator's wife : a novel
title_full The Aviator's Wife A Novel, The aviator's wife : a novel / Melanie Benjamin, The aviator's wife [sound recording] : a novel / Melanie Benjamin, The aviator's wife [text (large print)] : [a novel] / Melanie Benjamin
title_short The aviator's wife :
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topic_facet Air pilots, Audiobooks, Biographical fiction, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, Lindbergh, Charles A, Literature