Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin is a well-researched fictional account of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the life she lived with Charles Lindbergh. Both Charles and Anne were introverts forced into a very public life by Charles' great accomplishment of being the first man to fly across the Atlantic in a small plane. Charles did not meet Anne until after his historic flight. The kidnapping of their child devastated both Lindberghs, and the effects rippled throughout the rest of their lives. Both Lindberghs were invited to the launch of Apollo 11 which went to the moon.
I enjoyed the book, being a lover of history and both of them were alive in my lifetime.