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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.

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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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“The history [is] exhilarating....The Aviator’s Wife soars.” USA Today

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“Remarkable...The Aviator’s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh’s life with her famous husband.” The Denver Post

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“[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)

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“Utterly unforgettable.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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“An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.” The Washington Post

About the Author

Melanie Benjamin is a pseudonym for Melanie Hauser, who has written two contemporary novels. She is the author of the nationally bestselling Alice I Have Been and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.

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Susan Bradley, April 21, 2014 (view all comments by Susan Bradley)
The Aviator's Wife will give you insight into the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and what it was like to be married to a man as famous as Charles Lindbergh. A compelling story from start to end about an unlikely marriage between the ambassadors daughter and the hero and her reluctance to fit Into his idea of what a wife should be while at the same time unable to break away from him. Anne might have loved the hero but ultimately found out the price of being the aviator's wife.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345528681
Author:
Benjamin, Melanie
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131126
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.18 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb

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Product details 448 pages Bantam - English 9780345528681 Reviews:
"Review" by , “The history [is] exhilarating....The Aviator’s Wife soars.”
"Review" by , “Remarkable...The Aviator’s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh’s life with her famous husband.”
"Review" by , “[This novel] will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of her only as ‘the aviator’s wife.’ ”
"Review" by , “It’s hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.”
"Review" by , “Fictional biography at its finest.”
"Review" by , “Utterly unforgettable.”
"Review" by , “An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.”
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