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The Resource The Aviator's Wife

The Aviator's Wife

Label
The Aviator's Wife
Title
The Aviator's Wife
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Title variation
aviators wife
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 BESTSELLERWhen 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. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.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 "It's hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction."—The Dallas Morning News "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
Summary
A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim, history-making flights and the world-shocking abduction of their child
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10167399
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Aviator's Wife
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780345534699
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Aviator's Wife
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345534699
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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