Monday, May 5, 2014

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve - 293 pages

In this novel, Kathryn Lyons has found out that her husband, Jack, a airline pilot, has just dies in a explosion, taking his passengers and crew with him.  In the first part of the book, we see how Kathryn, her daughter, and her grandmother (who raised Kathryn) deal with the tragedy.  Helping them deal with reporters and arrangements is Robert Hart, a person sent from the pilots union.  In the second part, we see Kathryn dealing with revelation after revelation that her husband was not all her claimed to be.  In fact, these experiences made her wonder if she really ever knew the man she married.

At points this book was heartbreaking.  At others, one wanted to know the next revelation in the string of discoveries.  I can see why it was made into a TV movie in the early 2000s, but I'm not sure I could bear to watch it or reread this book.  Bear in mind, I say the latter due to the emotional side of things, not the masterful writing.

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