January 6, 2013

The Aviator's Wife

cover image of The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin

From the author of The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (2011) comes this thoughtful fictional exploration of the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Shortly after Charles's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic, the two meet and marry. After the kidnapping and murder of their firstborn son, the fairy tale marriage begins to slowly deteriorate, aided substantially by Charles's fervent anti-Semitism and isolationism. Anne longs to break free--but will she forever be known as "the aviator's wife"? A graceful portrait of an extraordinary woman.