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Kathryn wished she could manage a coma. Instead, it seemed that quite the opposite had happened: She felt herself to be inside of a private weather system, one in which she was continuously tossed and buffeted by bits of news and information, sometimes chilled by thoughts of what lay immediately ahead, thawed by the kindness of others ... frequently drenched by memories that seemed to have no regard for circumstance or place, and then subjected to the nearly intolerable heat of reporters, photographers and curious on-lookers. It was a weather system with no logic, she had decided, no pattern, no progression, no form.The situation becomes even more dire when the plane's black box is recovered, pinning responsibility for the crash on Jack. In an attempt to clear his name, Kathryn searches for any and all clues to the hours before the flight. Yet each discovery forces her to realize that she didn't know her husband of 16 years at all. Shreve's complex and highly convincing treatment of Kathryn's dilemma, coupled with intriguing minor characters and an expertly paced plot, makes The Pilot's Wife really take off.
Her search leads her not only to some answers, but to a realization - that the possibility is slim of ever fully knowing those we love, even those we love the most. -- BookPage, Laura Wexler, May 1998
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... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Darlene McPherson
Excellent read! Certainly disconcerting in parts - but believable.Published 8 days ago by Linda H Zoeller
my book club recently read this book. we enjoyed it. have read other books by Anita Shreve and always enjoy her topics and her style of writingPublished 8 days ago by Laurie Mihalcik
The story was forgettable. However, I honor Katheryn's personality and decided to give three stars.Published 9 days ago by Kyoung Park
Kept me in suspense to the end. Good read. This was my first Shreve novel. I'll be looking for more.Published 16 days ago by Ms. Sullivan
It must be at least ten years since I first read this terrific book by Anita Shreve. I enjoyed I as much as I did the first time. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ed Nichols
This is the first Anita Shreve book I have ever read and it got me hooked!! Loved it! I now have all of her books. I recommend any of her books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stacy Dewberry Kinder