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Melanie Benjamin,: The Aviator's Wife : A Novel

The Aviator's Wife : A Novel


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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. The history [is] exhilarating. . . ."The Aviator s Wife" soars. "USA Today" "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There 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. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States Anne 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. Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century from the late twenties to the mid-sixties and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, "The Aviator s Wife" is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure. 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""

A brilliant mix of vivid reportage, history and science. Historical diving bells, greek sponge divers, world war two frogmen and record-setting breath hold divers compete for space with misunderstood sharks, weeping turtles, smiling dolphins and erotically shaped sea slugs. From Ireland to Florida, Papua New Guinea to Vienna and the Bahamas to Seychelles, Neutral Buoyancy is travel writing of the most fascinating, readable kind; providing a window - or a view from a glass bottomed boat - on a rich, unfamiliar and unique destination. Travel writing of this quality makes Neutral Buoyancy a must for all armchair travellers, not just divers. Sir Cumference and Lady Di discover “Fracton numbers” while purchasing cloth and cheese at the Fracton Faire. While twofourths may seem like the same as one-half, The Aviator's Wife : A Novel free pdf in truth it denotes two parts of one-half, or two quarters of the whole. But the real mystery is the fact that items at the fair keep disappearing, and Sir C, Lady Di, and the Earl of Fracton must set a numeric trap for the thief, teaching an important lesson along the way about the comparative size of fractions.


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Author: Melanie Benjamin,
Number of Pages: 416 pages
Published Date: 15 Jan 2013
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780345528674
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