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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Melanie Benjamin
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“The history is exhilarating. . . . The Aviator’s Wife soars. . . . Anne Morrow Lindbergh narrates the story of the Lindberghs’ troubled marriage in all its triumph and tragedy.”USA Today

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

“[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
 
“Melanie Benjamin inhabits Anne Morrow Lindbergh completely, freeing her from the shadows of her husband’s stratospheric fame.”—Isabel Wolff, author of A Vintage Affair


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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
 
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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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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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1678 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (Jan. 15 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0092EE3K8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well written and thought-provoking Feb. 13 2013
By Laura Fabiani TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
About 4 years ago I read Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and liked the gems of wisdom I found in that little book written in the 50s with advice still relevant to women of the 21st century. And though I knew of Charles Lindbergh, I didn't know as much about his wife, which is why I was so excited to read Melanie Benjamin's The Aviator's Wife, a novel that succeeds so well in painting a portrait of this extraordinary woman.

Most, like me, may just have known Anne Morrow Lindbergh as the wife of the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean from America to France. Or perhaps as an author, for she has written several books. But after reading this book, we get to know a whole lot more about Anne; her accomplishment as co-pilot with Charles as she helped him chart routes for airlines; their struggle with being hounded by the media; how the kidnapping and murder of their firstborn baby boy affected both her and Charles, and later in life how she dealt with her husband's lack of presence as he flew off constantly for work.

Although it was difficult not to admire and marvel at the work of Charles Lindbergh, I did not like him as a person, or rather as a character in this book. Benjamin does an amazing job of getting the reader on board with a mix of emotions as we read of Anne, her triumphs and mistakes as she supports her husband, (in situations when I'm sure I would not have done so); lives through the unimaginable events of losing a baby boy with the media feasting on every aspect of this news; and loves her husband to the end, appreciating the joys they experienced together even with all the bad hoopla their fame brought them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Aviator,s Wife by Melanie Benjamin Feb. 20 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this,based on fact,novel.It is a story of dedication,devotion, and disillusion. One learns that,sometimes we need to take off our "rose colored glasses" if we are to become all that we can. It is a soaring love story filled with love,family,and adventure. If you enjoyed :Above All Things" I am confident you will also enjoy this beautiful,well written,book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read Jan. 5 2014
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Very enjoyable book. romance and educational as well. entertaining and fun with history thrown in. reccommend this book especially for book club reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh so good March 24 2013
By Jilla Lonsdale TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Love this book -- a true behind the scenes look at an American hero -- flaws and all ...
Anne Morriw Lindbergh is someone I would have loved to have met and her story comes alive in this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tradegy of fame. June 26 2014
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I read this novel and was amazed after reading about her real life in an encyclopedia how close to her real biogrpahy it was. She was an exceptionaly brave woman. It was sad how events in her early married life, the kidnapping of her son, left shadows in the lives of her and her husband.
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5.0 out of 5 stars engaging and informative June 3 2014
By Dauna
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A captivating read! This piece of historical fiction helps give understanding to those days and times of early aviation and the Lindbergh family. The characters are complex and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book! June 1 2014
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Excellent read! Could not put it down! It flowed well and was easy! A good summer read, for sure! Go for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Dec 14 2013
Format:Hardcover
A fascinating book to read. Sucked me in. Melanie Benjamin has a unique writing style and his narration flows so smoothly. The story brings to time Josef in Disciples of Fortune. I like stories of heroes who embrace their destinies. Overall, a great read.
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My wife suggested I read this book. She had for one of her book clubs (she is in two...one is quite literary and the other quite liquorly). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jeffrey Swystun
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
Could not put it down!!! Excellent writing. Keeps you interested right from the beginning and holds your attention throughout. Highly recommend it.
Published 10 months ago by Susan
3.0 out of 5 stars Starts off slow, but worth reading
I knew about Lindbergh's Nazi leanings, but did not know about the other shocking secrets in his life, which is one of the reasons this book will hold your interest. Read more
Published 11 months ago by cleo
2.0 out of 5 stars Aviator's Wife
It only shoed how demanding Charles Lindeberg was - nothing much to the book - you will read it quickly.
Published 13 months ago by Maisie Katt
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!!
Read this, love it, and spend hours researching afterwards. What a beautifully written novel. It's fast, witty and the characters are provocative and intense. Read more
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Published 13 months ago by maureen pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I could not put this book down! At first I did not know how I would feel about a book loosely based on Lindberg's marriage but once I was through the first chapter I was hooked. Read more
Published 14 months ago by NorthernGirl10
3.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
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