Saturday, June 23, 2012
Book review..........The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
The Pilot's Wife is by Anita Shreve who is an outstanding writer and makes it easy to get involved with her tale from page one. The story involves a high school English teacher who is married to an airline pilot and they have a 15 year old daughter. The plane her husband is piloting crashes and everyone is killed. The real story lies in the days and weeks following the crash and the path her life takes and how she copes with all the aftermath. It brought forward the events in my own life when I realized that we never really know another person no matter how close we may feel to them. Human beings are a surprising lot.
I enjoyed this book as it was masterfully written without bush whacking you with terror or gross details. It was more like a mystery unfolding in front of you and gently placed in your hands to hold for a brief time. This book will go in my "keeper" bookshelf and although I don't recommend many of "Oprah's picks", I do recommend this one. I think I picked it up at a garage sale or library sale. I know I didn't buy it new.
I'm going to look into other books by Ms. Shreve especially another book that was a national bestseller, The Weight of Water. If any of you have read this book or any of her others please let me know what you thought about them. Thanks for stopping by...you know you make my day with your kind comments!
I wish you a satisfying Saturday!