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The Pilot's Wife: A Novel

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Katherine answers a late night knock at the door and is greeted by news that her husband has been killed in a plane crash. Later she is informed that his flight bag contained the bomb. With sympathy and convincing style, Anita Shreve (The Weight of Water, Resistance) leads readers first through grief and loss, then through the immeasurable anguish and inner turmoil experienced by a woman who finds that her husband of 16 years is not at all the man she thought she knew. Readers are caught in Katherine's emotional maelstrom as rumors, ongoing investigations, and personal desires fuel her search for the truth. Shreve's exploration of feeling provides for an absorbing emotional tale. Martin, Powells.com

Publisher Comments:

Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose More...
occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone - but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy. Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?

Synopsis:

A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plan flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person?

Synopsis:

Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone - but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy. Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?

About the Author

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of 14 previous novels, including Testimony; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316789080
Author:
Shreve, Anita
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Griffith, Melanie
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Widows -- Fiction.
Subject:
Airplane accidents -- Fiction.
Subject:
Airplane accidents
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Death of a spouse; Secret lives; Family secrets; Bigamy; Stepfamilies; Betrayal; Airplane accidents
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 x 1 in 0.64 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plan flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person?
"Synopsis" by ,
Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone - but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy. Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?
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