The Aviator's Wife

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Center Point Large Print, 2013 - Fiction - 543 pages
2 Reviews
For much of her life, Anne Morrow has stood in the shadows of those around her. Then Anne, a college senior, 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. 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, 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.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this novel about the Lindbergh family based on fact it was enlightening on many levels about the complex man the world labeled a hero. Many readers may have known of Charles ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mara Bandy - Book Verdict

Benjamin (Alice I Have Been; The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb) examines the life of a woman whose story has frequently been overshadowed by that of a more famous man. A starstruck Anne Morrow is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Melanie Benjamin is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the critically acclaimed historical novels "Alice I Have Been", "The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb", and "The Aviator's Wife". She lives in the Chicago area.

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