The Pilot's Wife
by Anita Shreve
Paperback- $2.98

Anita Shreve's hauntingly beautiful #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection about tragedy, grief, betrayal, and the 'impossibility of ...

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  "Pilot's Wife" by mgenduso (see profile) 01/17/10

 
  "A Powerful Story" by pinkles75 (see profile) 12/22/10

I was struck by how attached I became to the story. It was one of those books that I walk away from feeling like it has consumed my life for a brief period of time. I find myself thinking about the characters while driving around town, imagining how I would behave in the same situations. It was a very powerful story. I recommend.

 
  "Great Book Group Book" by Jadell (see profile) 02/15/11

 
  "Wasn't my favorite" by litimberlake (see profile) 09/20/12

Enjoyed the read but a little slow.

 
  " Depressing becomes unputdownable " by ebach (see profile) 08/12/17

Although the first third of THE PILOT'S WIFE is depressing, it is so well written you won't want to give up on the book. Then it becomes unputdownable.

Kathryn's husband, a commercial airline pilot, is killed when his jet explodes over Ireland. So most of the beginning involves her dealings with the airline union and newspaper and TV reporters. She almost comes to depend on one union representative, Robert, in particular.

When Kathryn finds small clues that something suspicious may have been going on with her husband in England, THE PILOT'S WIFE becomes so suspenseful you may not want to eat or sleep until you finish reading it.

Anita Shreve is known for her portrayals of strong women. And Kathryn sure is that. She lives through a nightmare that keeps getting worse.

This was written pre-9/11. I wonder if the story would have been different 10 years later.

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