"The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin
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.
Multiple copies of this book are available at the front desk at Bluffton, Check out a copy, then come join us as we discuss this well-reviewed tale of historical fiction by a Hoosier author on August 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.
Written by Teresa DustmanI’m Teresa Dustman, and I’m the Circulation Manager here at WCPL. If you come into the library with any frequency you know my face from the front desk (because I feel like I live out there!). When I’m not at the front desk I’m at my desk behind the window, working to make your library experience exceptional. During those hours that I’m away from the library I love to walk, jog, bike, kayak (anything enjoying God’s nature), travel, and spend time with my family and friends.
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