The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Aviator's WifeThe Aviator’s Wife is an historical fiction novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of Charles Lindbergh. Everyone knows that Charles Lindbergh was the first pilot to fly solo from the US to France, and many may have a vague recollection of him having a son that was kidnapped, but few know much about his wife Anne. Few people realize that she was a US Senator’s daughter, an accomplished author, and an accomplished pilot herself. Most likely even fewer are aware of his mistresses and illegitimate children. As a fiction novel, many of the conversations and events are not true, however there are enough facts woven throughout for one to really get a sense of the events from her perspective. The story begins right after that famed first flight and ends with Charles’ death in 1974. It is a fast-paced, well written story that keeps the reader’s attention from start to finish.

Availability: USMAI or COSMOS
Review Submitted by: Susan Banaszak
Rating: Highly Recommended

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