Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Pilot's Wife

A Pilot's Wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plane flown by her husband, Jack, exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person?
I really liked this book more than I thought I would*. It was haunting, yet realistic tale of a wife whose life changed forever by a knock on her door. It takes you on a journey through a woman's self-discovery as she struggles with her husband's death and the reality that she didn't know him like she thought she did. It is a portrayal of a strong woman who sets out to learn who her husband really was while at the same time working to protect her daughter and helping her through this trying time.

Can you ever really know someone? Can we ever fully know the people we love? Can we trust them to be open and honest? Anita Shreve's novel will leave you wondering just how much you know about the people closest to you.

* I love it more because I only bought it for 10.00 at booksale


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