The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve audiobook

The Pilot’s Wife: A Novel

By Anita Shreve
Read by Melanie Griffith

Hachette Book Group, Little, Brown & Company

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478980520

Runtime: 8.81 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Oprah’s Book Club Selection, March 1999

Until now, Kathryn Lyons' life has been peaceful if un-extraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone—but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy. Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kathryn’s emotional quest is masterfully rendered…We go where Shreve leads because the writing is so sure.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“Compulsively readable…To create both sympathetic characters and an enticing plot is no small feat, but Shreve does it seamlessly.” Orlando Sentinel
“Shreve is a superb architect of the emotional landscape, knowing when to reveal and when to withhold.” Mesa Tribune
The Pilot’s Wife pulls on your emotional strings, and it’s difficult to put the book down before turning the last page.” Oklahoman
“Enthralling…Shreve’s ear for the hazy dread of a tragedy’s immediate aftermath is excellent…She accumulates the details gradually and quietly, bringing to life the grief-stricken Kathryn and Mattie with fascinating exactitude.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“An evocative…thriller.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Anita Shreve

Author Bio: Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including Rescue; A Change in Altitude; Testimony; The Pilot’s Wife, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England’s Orange Prize.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English