The Aviator’s Wife

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin is a historical fiction novel that explores the private life of Charles and Anne Lindbergh in their very public environment.  Anne and Charles meet shortly after he completes his first solo flight across the Atlantic.  It doesn’t take long for the two to be swept up in their love for each other and begin their headlining marriage.  Anne quickly becomes the first female to carry a pilots license and becomes Charles co-pilot.  However, all of her success never brings her out of the shadows of her husband.  The two face many hardships over the years including the kidnapping of their son and  the public’s dislike of Charles because of  his view towards Germany.  Despite everything, Anne always kept her adventuring spirit and continued to chase her dreams.

I really liked this book and I learned so much about this famous couple.  They were constantly being hounded by the press and having their every move scrutinized.  I can’t  imagine the strain that would put on a marriage.  However, Anne was incredibly strong in an era when women were not considered to be.  She never let anything stop her.  This is a great book for anyone who loves historical fiction or needs a good read for their book club.  After finishing this book I realize that I want to know even more about Anne, so now I am reading War Within and Without: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and I am planning to read Gift From the Sea (By Anne Morrow Lindbergh).

 

February Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of February:

1.  Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

2.  The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

3.   The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

4.   Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

5.   Divergent by Veronica Roth

6.   Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

7.   Home of the Braised by Julie Hyzy

8.   Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

9.   Wild Born by Brandon Mull

10.   Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

December Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of December:

1  The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

2  The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

3  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

4  Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

5  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

6  Wonder by PJ Palacio

7  The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

8  The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

9  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

10   Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

December’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of December:

1  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2  The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (signed first edition available)

3  The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

4  Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott

5  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

6  Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

7  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

8  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

9  Frog Trouble…and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Song by Sandra Boynton

10  A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson

Please call the store or stop in if you are interested in the signed edition.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Command Authority by Tom Clancy (the latest featuring Jack Ryan)

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly ( A Lincoln Lawyer novel)

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin (paperbacks)

Deadly by Sara Shepard (the latest novel in the Pretty Little Liar series)

Burned by Sara Shepard (paperback)

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (paperback)

Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon

Consider Love:  Its Mood and May Ways by Sandra Boynton