- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Back Bay Books; Special ed. edition (June 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316303054
- ISBN-13: 978-0316303057
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,215 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Pilot's Wife: A Novel Paperback – Deluxe Edition, June 9, 2015
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, March 1999: With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife. News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and emotional numbness:
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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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I felt Shreve could have benefited from a better editor who would have encouraged her to cull down her lengthy, overly descriptive paragraphs detailing the minutia of a room, a person's clothing, the scenery, etc. I eventually started skipping those paragraphs in my pursuit for the next set of quotation marks -- my internal signal that I'm ready to wrap up this story.
I read the Kindle version via the Kindle app on my iPad and found the formatting was a bit off. In most cases it was the lack of a carriage return (or whatever you want to call it on a computer keyboard) to break up the exchange of dialogue between characters. Sometimes I had to re-read some of those passages to ultimately decipher who said what.
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!
The book held the interest for both myself and my husband... in Swedish as well in English.
Thank you - I will check for other titles by Anita Shreve, now that we know her style. Ulla
my book shelf and decided to read it again. It is hard to put down so allow plenty of time to read it. There is
suspense right to the end. It is my favorite book by Anita Shreve and I have read most of hers.