[Reading] ➬ The Pilots Wife ➳ Anita Shreve – Anguillais.us

The Pilots Wife 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 Plane 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

[Reading] ➬ The Pilots Wife  ➳ Anita Shreve – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Pilots Wife
  • Anita Shreve
  • English
  • 22 January 2019
  • 0316601950

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➬ The Pilots Wife ➳ Anita Shreve – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Another bomb from Shreve Her husband had a secret lifeblah blah blah She can t confront her grief and betrayal over finding this out, because he is dead Then the usual fairy tale ending for books of this genrewhile Kathryn is grief stricken, unkempt and unshowered and at her blubbery worst, a gorgeous guy is right there to fall madly in love with her Yes, this happens all the time


  2. says:

    BLURB 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 plane 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 m BLURB 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 plane 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 I watched the movie many years ago and still remember it The movie wasaction driven in a way, and less emotionally orientated than the book, although the ambiance of the book was perfectly captured Kathryn Lyons mourned the idyllic life she has lost after learning about her husband s deceit In the end she did not mourn her husband Jack, but the good life he had cheated them out of They had a daughter together, who had to learn the truth about her father in the end and make peace with his good memories, as well as the legacy he left behind Being a teenager, Maddy had to navigate the start of an adult life with a mother gone to Ireland, searching for Jack s alleged connection to the IRA and the smuggling of explosives between Boston and Ireland She discovered muchthan that.I was in a mood for a placid, gentle read after a few high voltage murder mysteries and literature This was the perfect choice Although the author s books lean heavily on the emotional turbulence it ignites in the reader, the stories are always a moral showground with many questions left for the readers to find answers to The longer one lingers on the issues, theintricate the answers become Jack was a good man Loving Hardworking He could have been anyone of us But then he was not Nothing in life is cut and paste or black or white Between Kathryn s and Jack s version of the events, the facts had to be found, but it was not as easy as it sounded and Jack was dead The book is beautiful It is enhanced by the movie.https www.youtube.com watch v oLx1FI ve been wanting to read this book for so long I m so happy it finally happened It was an Anita Shreve experience and I loved it


  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is one of those books you pick up in Costco when the line is really long and you need something to kill time, but then it accidentally gets rung up so you go ahead and read it The back cover described it as oddly gripping , and the premise looked intriguing enough for me to actually buy the book on purpose a wife delves into what really caused her husband s plane to crash, only to find outhe was leading a double life In England How could a book about loss, betrayal, and really bi This is one of those books you pick up in Costco when the line is really long and you need something to kill time, but then it accidentally gets rung up so you go ahead and read it The back cover described it as oddly gripping , and the premise looked intriguing enough for me to actually buy the book on purpose a wife delves into what really caused her husband s plane to crash, only to find outhe was leading a double life In England How could a book about loss, betrayal, and really big secrets fail to entertain Unfortunately, none of the characters was even marginally appealing, and overall the story was just bleak and boring There was even a contrived love story that, weirdly, made the story even grimmer


  4. says:

    This could be a quick read but is sometimes painful I would have to put it down until I could read and savor a passage or two at a better time I often read during lunch break at work some books simply aren t meant to be read in an office setting this is one of them Kathryn, the pilot s wife, is so well written you not only feel what she feels, you eventually know what she will feel before it is written for you No doubt this is because I could be the pilot s wife I could live This could be a quick read but is sometimes painful I would have to put it down until I could read and savor a passage or two at a better time I often read during lunch break at work some books simply aren t meant to be read in an office setting this is one of them Kathryn, the pilot s wife, is so well written you not only feel what she feels, you eventually know what she will feel before it is written for you No doubt this is because I could be the pilot s wife I could live her life I have lived her life I have had her experiences and doubts I have had her trust and faith that life is as it is and then it isn t I have not gone through the pain of death and then life collapses but I have had life collapse in on itself and this story rings true Shreve writes Where was Kathryn to put these memories now She was, she thought , like a woman after a divorce looking at a wedding dress Could the dress no longer be cherished if the marriage itself had disintegrated My dress is now 30 years old and the marriage has been over for 17 the dress and the memories are carefully wrapped sit in a closet the dress never comes out but occasionally the memories do So my only complaint is the ending of the story it ends too quickly and too neatly Kathryn the reader deserve


  5. says:

    I m afraid I didn t feel any love for this It dragged to begin with and virtually nothing happened for the first hundred pages That wouldn t have bothered me had the writing been inspired or the characters compelling Unfortunately, for me, neither was the case Katheryn, the wife who s told her husband, the pilot, has died in an air crash, didn t provide any of those exciting identification moments when you see something of yourself or a good friend eloquently arrested and made lucid The sto I m afraid I didn t feel any love for this It dragged to begin with and virtually nothing happened for the first hundred pages That wouldn t have bothered me had the writing been inspired or the characters compelling Unfortunately, for me, neither was the case Katheryn, the wife who s told her husband, the pilot, has died in an air crash, didn t provide any of those exciting identification moments when you see something of yourself or a good friend eloquently arrested and made lucid The story does eventually becomeengaging but it s always slow with lots of off the point dialogue and description, and I felt the author missed lots of opportunities to delvedeeply andinterestingly into the theme of how well do we know the person we are married to Katheryn always seemedof a device than a living character I didn t get any exciting insights into married life or grief For me it was neither literary nor commercial fiction but struggled half way between the two I m a bit mystified why this novel is so popular


  6. says:

    This was an airport argh, I need something to read on a 4 hour flight impulse buy Since everything at the airport shop seemed to be on Oprah s list, there was no avoiding it I don t know what isannoying about this book, the supposed idylic settinig of New England, or the preposterous misunderstanding of the IRA The whole thing is implausible, unless the protaginist is a major idiot Oh, maybe that is not that big of an assumption.


  7. says:

    Shreve did a good job capturing the main character s grief and confusion, but the book just didn t hold my interest It was kind of boring in the first two thirds, and then when the main character travelled to England and discovered the twists, it just seemed kind of silly I was also annoyed by the main character falling in love with the union rep I get that people bond under intense circumstances, but I hate that falling in love seems to be the go to literary reaction There are other ways Shreve did a good job capturing the main character s grief and confusion, but the book just didn t hold my interest It was kind of boring in the first two thirds, and then when the main character travelled to England and discovered the twists, it just seemed kind of silly I was also annoyed by the main character falling in love with the union rep I get that people bond under intense circumstances, but I hate that falling in love seems to be the go to literary reaction There are other ways for people to bond, and for people to respond to trying times This wasn t quite as annoying as Bel Canto, because at least it was only one couple and not everyone falling in love, but I still find that convention irritating I should have read this on my day off I found myself kind of embarrassed to be reading a book about a pilot s wife at the airport It felt too cliche, like I was fantasizing about being a pilot s wife or something But it was kind of interesting to read something with characters dealing with the crazy aviation schedule If only it hadn t been so damn melodramatic.I left the book in the United operations room in Richmond, so maybe someone else will find it who ll like it better


  8. says:

    I had read so many great things about this book, and I saw it in a used book store, so I bought it I really didn t enjoy it.


  9. says:

    This is my third Anita Shreve book and I am not sure if I am going to read anyof them For the most part I enjoy her writing and her stories, but the endings are sometimes unbearable Anyway, this book was another Oprah book It was pretty short and I got through it very quickly Plot summary The wife of a pilot learns that her husband s plane has gone down and that he is dead While dealing with all the initial shock as well as dealing with the grief of their 15 year old daughter, she le This is my third Anita Shreve book and I am not sure if I am going to read anyof them For the most part I enjoy her writing and her stories, but the endings are sometimes unbearable Anyway, this book was another Oprah book It was pretty short and I got through it very quickly Plot summary The wife of a pilot learns that her husband s plane has gone down and that he is dead While dealing with all the initial shock as well as dealing with the grief of their 15 year old daughter, she learns that the media and the investigators are saying that it was suicide In an effort to prove to everyone that Jack would never commit suicide as well as murder all those passengers, she learns that her husband had many secrets from her and is not the man she thought he was for all those years together.This book made me feel sad Is it so easy for people to live double lives Wouldn t there be signs Doubts It definitely reinforced my beliefs that no matter how well you think you know someone or how long you are with them, you never know what they are thinking You never know what someone is truly capable of This book didn t do much to reinforce any sort of faith in humanity Also, the book was too short The plot developments were not fully developed and there are a lot of unanswered questions Things happened too easily without enough conflict I wantedand was denied The other Shreve books I read weresatisfying


  10. says:

    Amazing book, there are many twists and turns that keep you interested and on your toes I love the author s writing style Again, this I read in two evenings so you know it was good

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