The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Aviator's Wife

I admit that I have not read this book, but one of my customers just called to say that he enjoyed The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin, so much that he couldn’t put it down. It is the story of Ann Morrow Lindbergh.  I was given Gift From the Sea, by Ann Morrow Lindbergh, as a Christmas present and was struck by the beauty of this wonderful, little book. I was immediately impressed by the tremendous intelligence and fierce independence of this famous woman. How could anyone not admire such an incredible woman who struggled to maintain her own identity with such a famous husband?

Ann Morrow was the daughter of the ambassador to Mexico.  While on a visit home she met the handsome adventurer Colonel Charles Lindbergh and fell in love.  Their marriage began as a dream come true but soon became a struggle for Ann and would lead to unimaginable loneliness, pain and sorrow.  Yet through it all she struggled to stay true to herself and discover her own way separately from her husband.

What a great book group discussion this could create!