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The Pilot's Wife : A Novel is a 1998 novel by Anita Shreve. It is chronologically the third novel in Shreve's informal trilogy to be set in a large beach house on the New Hampshire coast that used to be a convent.

The Pilot's Wife : A Novel is a 1998 novel by Anita Shreve. It is preceded by Fortune's Rocks and Sea Glass. The novel was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection for March 1999. The novel is about Kathryn Lyons, whose husband, Jack Lyons, dies in a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Malin Head, Ireland.

The Pilot's Wife pulls on your emotional strings, and it's difficult to put the book down before turning the last . The Pilot's Wife was a very engrossing novel with well-developed, realistic characters.

The Pilot's Wife pulls on your emotional strings, and it's difficult to put the book down before turning the last page. The story itself was quite haunting and revolved around the tragic in-flight death of Kathryn Lyons' husband, Jack, who was supposedly piloting the plane, when it suddenly disappeared from the radar screen near the coast of Ireland. As his wife, Kathryn's journey is one of self discovery as she deals with the many stages of grief and is forced to confront the possibility that her husband of sixteen years may have been leading a double life.

News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and emotional numbness

The Aviator’s Wife is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously

The Aviator’s Wife is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental. Published in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York

The Pilot's Wife : A Novel is a 1998 novel by Anita Shreve. IMDB listing of TV movie. Infobox book image param needs updating. 20th-century American novels. Novels set in New Hampshire.

Books, movies, plays about him and his accomplishments; schools and institutions proudly bearing his name. Tearstained photographs of a child with blond curls, blue eyes, and a deep cleft in his chin. Smudged copies of letters to other women, tucked away in my purse.

The Pilot's Wife book.

The pilot's wife : a novel. After a pilot dies in the crash of an airliner, his wife discovers he was a bigamist. A face-to-face follows between the legal wife, Kathryn of Boston by whom he had one child, and the other woman, Muire, who lives in England with their two children. By the author of The Weight of Water.

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Reading List: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve. I read this book when I was about 13 and I felt so grown up to read a book like this and an Oprah Book Club book. Looking for books recommended by Oprah? Check out our top picks from Oprah's Book Club, including Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. Pin for Later: These Are the Novels That Oprah's Book Club Made Famous Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. The Christmas season is supposed to be full of joy, but not for Mark Smart. Life has dealt him one blow after another, until one snowy November night, when he meets a beautiful young woman who will change his life forever.


Stylish Monkey
Honestly, what was all the fuss about over this book? After reading all the raving reviews, I purchased it with high expectations. The idea is compelling, and could have been so much more. But the writing drags and the whole thing felt shallow and deceptive, promising more than it could deliver. There is too much mundane detail, too little character development, too much suspension of disbelief, too many boring chapters about minutiae that just doesn't seem to matter. The author is too coy, planting hints here and there, which worked for the first half but completely fell apart into contivance and implausibility. To explain what I mean would require spoilers, and while I didn't enjoy the book much, some people might. Without giving anything away, I just didn't buy it. Individually, the pieces of the story might add up in some alternate universe, but people who have achieved what these characters did would not throw it away so easily. The relationships and motivations just did not add up. The gambles that were taken were too big to have been risked by a reasonable person with so much at stake. And frankly, if any one character had two licks of sense, they would have seen through this silliness years before the story began. The woman in London in particular, was a huge stretch. There was no valid reason for anything she did, and particularly, no reason for her to make the last minute revelations she made - there was just nothing in it for her to come clean (and every reason not to), except for the author's need to explain things. I didn't buy it at all. And I didn't buy into any of the male protagonists's actions. The author seemed conflicted about him, striving to make him likeable and then make him completely unlikeable and then compelled to somehow let him off the hook in a meh kind of way. I just couldn't tolerate the author's manipulation of the reader - asking me to believe people would do the things they did for the flimsiest of reasons, sometimes not any reason except to fulfill a plot. I could not like the characters, and too much was asked of the reader without any motivation supplied. Maybe our lives are all so dull we are willing to be caught up in anything a book offers, no matter how implausible. Perhaps the story is too dated and the world has been through too much since this was written. I felt manipulated by the book, when I hoped to be surprised and delighted by the weaving together of a fresh story. Particularly after so much praise heaped on it, I expected a great deal more. Bottom line: If you are looking for a lightweight read that and are willing to swallow whatever without question, you could while away a few hours with this book and be mildly satisfied. If you demand more of an author and more from a book, you'll want to look elsewhere.
Zieryn
The book was thoroughly disappointing. I won't get into plot detail so that I don't ruin it for those who still want to read it. However, I found the descriptions and narrative to be basic and emotionless, given the content. Shreve occasionally throws some random dictionary word into the mix in a way that feels like "see! I'm smart!" With this, I flipped back and forth between audio and reading. Do NOT purchase audio on this. The narrator kind of sounds like Jennifer Tilly. She makes no change in voice for the varying characters, so it's hard to follow. Maybe if you're a huge Shreve fan, you'll enjoy this novel. But I don't recommend it.
Punind
The Pilot's Wife was a very engrossing novel with well-developed, realistic characters . The story itself was quite haunting and revolved around the tragic in-flight death of Kathryn Lyons' husband, Jack, who was supposedly piloting the plane, when it suddenly disappeared from the radar screen near the coast of Ireland. As his wife, Kathryn's journey is one of self discovery as she deals with the many stages of grief and is forced to confront the possibility that her husband of sixteen years may have been leading a double life. The questions that the author, Anita Shreve, raises time and time again are: how well do we REALLY know the person to whom we are married? ... and how are we ever to know what they are REALLY thinking and feeling? These are complex issues surrounding the mysterious and controversial disappearance of Jack's airliner. Compelled to learn everything she can about her husband and the tragic crash of his plane, Kathryn pushes herself to face all his dark secrets. This is a fast- paced, unforgettable novel with a poignant, yet satisfying, conclusion.
Jaberini
Even when you finish a Shreve book and you realize the plotting was implausible or the characters were undeveloped, you can still find it an enjoyable, often gripping read. I found that to be the case again with "The Pilot's Wife." Shreve is so good at drawing the reader in, at pacing and at building tension and expectations that her books are always compelling reads. It's only later that the reservations hit you. I agree with many others here that in "The Pilot's Wife" most of the characters are underdeveloped and the resolution is too quick. Despite that, sucker that I apparently am, I kept turning the pages to see what was going to happen! Shreve's domestic dramas may not stand up to a deep critical analysis but they are thoroughly absorbing. They are great for reading on vacation or during a long commute to work. Short and accessible, they go down easy. Given those parameters, I recommend "The Pilot's Wife."
Anarahuginn
This is an interesting novel about a wife who discovers that her husband had lived another life away for her and her daughter. It is also a story of a wife dealing with the loss of a loved one and trying to understand what happened to her life with her husband and daughter. This is the first book that I have read by this author. If you like stories that deal with some of the issues that people deal with every day this may be the book for you.
Perongafa
I've read this book in most of its formats now - hardback, paper back, and now the Kindle. I keep lending the book out and never get it back. That should tell you something about how much the novel is liked.

SPOILER ALERT: The title of the book is like an inside joke; you'll see what I mean when you read this novel.

Ms. Shreeve knows how to build character profiles and back stories and integrate them almost seamlessly into the present narrative. She brings you into the marriage between the pilot and his wife to the extent that I almost felt like a voyeur at times. The emotions are powerful and poignant. I teared up, laughed out loud, and got indignant on behalf of the pilot's wife - that's ho much I was drawn into this story.

A great book and one you will never want to lend out!