The Aviator's Wife

By Melanie Benjamin
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780345528681, 434pp.)

Publication Date: November 26, 2013

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Description
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
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.



About the Author
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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