The Pilot's Wife: A Novel

Paperback | March 30, 1999

byAnita Shreve

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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 plan flown by her husband, Jack, has 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?

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Kathryn Lyon has an ideal life. A pilot's wife, she's happy teaching in her New England town's - and her hometown's - high school. Her marriage is a loving one and her precocious 15-year-old daughter is a constant delight. But when a late-night knock at the door awakens Kathryn to the terrible news that her husband died in a plane cras...

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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 plan flown by her husband, Jack, has 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 s...

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of twelve previous books, includingA Wedding in December, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oparh's Book Club, andThe Weight of Water,which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She Lives in Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:March 30, 1999Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316601950

ISBN - 13:9780316601955

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Kathryn Lyon has an ideal life. A pilot's wife, she's happy teaching in her New England town's - and her hometown's - high school. Her marriage is a loving one and her precocious 15-year-old daughter is a constant delight. But when a late-night knock at the door awakens Kathryn to the terrible news that her husband died in a plane crash, her world erupts. Pilot's Wife is a moving, engrossing novel about Kathryn's grief, the revelation that her husband had some disturbing secrets and the constant scrutiny of the media in the midst of her tragedy. Anita Shreve is the best-selling author of The Weight of Water.