The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
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Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: 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?

About Anita Shreve

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Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of 16 previous 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. She lives in Massachusetts.
Published July 31, 2007 by Back Bay Books. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Horror. Fiction

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At 3:24 AM on a cold December morning, Kathryn Lyons' life changed forever.

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[end spoiler] Overall, I didn’t feel like it was a waste of time, and even if it’s one of those books I’ll probably barely remember in a few months, it’s also not one I had to force myself through.

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