The Aviator’s Wife
The latest book I have become completely immersed in is, The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin. I first discovered this book when an excerpt of it was featured in, Good Housekeeping. After reading the excerpt I knew I had to read the whole book. It is fantastic! I am halfway through, and I keep finding new and inventive ways to carve out time to get a couple more pages read. I know by the end of the weekend I will have finished it. At that point I will be looking for the next great thing, so I welcome suggestions.
I am not sure exactly what genre Benjamin’s book would be considered. Biography? Typically I have tended more towards straight fiction, so this is a new and exciting venture for me. It is thrilling to discover names I recognize within the book’s pages, i.e. Schwarzkopf, J. Edgar Hoover. I also take a special interest since I, like Charles Lindbergh, am a Minnesota native, and on a family vacation when I was about 8 we actually toured Lindbergh’s childhood home in Little Falls, MN.
Benjamin’s writing is glorious. The picture she paints with her words is so beautiful in its clarity that I have to remind myself of where I actually am when I put the book down. For anyone looking for a great read. I highly and enthusiastically recommend this one.