The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

By Melanie Benjamin

In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls again the curtain at the marriage of 1 of America's so much impressive undefined: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

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When Anne Morrow, a shy collage senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico urban to spend Christmas along with her kinfolk, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, clean off his celebrated 1927 solo flight around the Atlantic. Enthralled via Charles's insurance and reputation, Anne is bound the aviator has scarcely spotted her. yet she is inaccurate. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her global should be replaced eternally. the 2 marry in a headline-making marriage ceremony. within the years that stick with, Anne turns into the 1st approved girl glider pilot within the usa. yet regardless of this and different significant achievements, she is seen basically because the aviator's spouse. The fairy-tale lifestyles she as soon as longed for will convey heartbreak and hardships, finally pushing her to reconcile her want for romance and her wish for independence, and to embody, ultimately, life's countless probabilities for switch and happiness.

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