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The Aviator's Wife

A Novel
Benjamin, Melanie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Aviator's Wife
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Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh'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.
Authors: Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-
Title: The aviator's wife
a novel
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 402 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh'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.
Local Note: MJKNEWAFIC
ISBN: 0345528670
9780345528674
Statement of Responsibility: Melanie Benjamin
Subject Headings: Married people Fiction. Air pilots Fiction. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 Fiction. Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Married people
Air pilots
LCCN: 2012017014
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Poorly written but with redeeming "data" on Lindbergh's views of life. Cannot recommend

Jul 15, 2014
  • barb2576 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although 'fiction' very interesting, made me curious enough to look up Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Jun 19, 2014
  • barkylee15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was well written and a fascinating look a the Lindberghs. I was so frustrated with Charles and Anne though, kinda hard to read at times. But I would definitely recommend it!

May 20, 2014
  • veggiegurl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is really good historical fiction with a strong female character. I learned so much about the Lindberghs and really enjoyed the story.

May 04, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This seemed like historical fiction "lite" at the beginning and I almost quit, but it got better as it went along. I plan to read some of Lindbergh's work next out of curiosity. I bet she will turn out to be a better writer.

Mar 24, 2014
  • ltrout rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this book. She was a strong woman; much stronger than Charles Lindbergh.

Mar 14, 2014
  • mytwin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A historic/autobiographical/fictional/ feminist perspective on the Charles Linbergh story and that era.It really was an exciting era of change ( as my father always said!)
Women really came into their own in that era and the author gave us an interesting account of one pioneer.

Sorry, couldn't get into this book. After the second chapter I had to give up. I found the author to be tiresome with her over use of bubbly adjectives and short choppy sentences. She certainly is no Laura Hildebrand. I will wait for the movie, and in this case it should be better than the book.

Aug 08, 2013
  • olemissann rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book with descriptions of the lives of Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh from their courtship and early flying days to descriptions of their children, as well as heartbreaking loss and challenges later in life. The book provided insight into Anne Morrow Lindbergh as a person and not only as the wife of Charles Lindbergh.

Jul 17, 2013
  • Malca rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

For fans of fictional biography. Interesting story of the Lindbergh’s.

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May 23, 2014
  • keni415 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book! New respect for Anne Morrow Lindbergh and what she put up with being married to an American hero. He wasn't all he was cut out to be!

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