The Aviator’s Wife

The Aviator’s Wife Melanie Benjamin

2.5 Stars

College senior Anne Morrow is the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
With hidden literary aspirations, she grudgingly agrees to travel to Mexico City with her family for Christmas.
So when highly celebrated Colonel Charles Lindbergh makes an appearance after his 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic, Anne is enthralled.
Captivated by his assurance and fame, she’s certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. Oh is she wrong.

Instead the two wed in a headline-making wedding. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by the press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne feeling as though her life is falling back into the shadows.
And even though she’s the first licensed female glider pilot in the U.S. she’s still viewed merely as the aviator’s wife.

Slipping into the oddly popular new sub-genre of historical fiction, Melanie Benjamin’s The Aviator’s Wife is  about a self-effacing ambassador’s daughter.

Heartbreak and hardships, reconciliation and wish for independence, makes this a thoughtful examination of the forces.

Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century and featuring notable characters such as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator’s Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—that reveals the dizzying highs and devastating lows.

With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin gives readers an insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure.

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