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THE AVIATOR'S WIFE
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, America
Benjamin’s depiction of Anne Morrow Lindbergh presents readers with an intriguing glimpse into a complex marriage. By bringing Anne out of the shadows, and allowing her spirit to soar, Benjamin presents a portrait of a woman caught between tragedy and triumph. Using politics and historical events, this story merges fact and fiction, allowing readers to experience the fascinating, sad and thought-provoking life of a quiet, strong woman.
As the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Anne Morrow is content to live in the background. On a holiday trip to Mexico City, she meets Charles Lindbergh fresh from his historic flight across the Atlantic. She finds the outgoing Charles’ confidence exhilarating and is shocked when she realizes he’s interested in her. The two marry, and suddenly Anne is the center of media frenzy. Under Charles’ protective wing, Anne once again recedes into the shadows but, as the years go by, her triumphs and tragedies unfold — with secrets still to be revealed as Charles lays dying. (DELACORTE, Jan., 416 pp., $26.00)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: January 2013