Quale può essere la reazione di una donna davanti all'inimmaginabile? La vita di Kathryn Lyons è stata fino ad ora tranquilla e serena: un lavoro come insegnante; una bella casa; una figlia quindicenne; un matrimonio felice. In quanto moglie di un pilota, si è abituata a passare lunghi periodi di solitudine, ma nulla l'ha preparata a quel bussare nel cuore della notte che le porta la notizia della scomparsa di suo marito: l'aereo che pilotava Jack è esploso in cielo al largo della costa irlandese. Kathryn sa che dovrà trovare la forza per superare, insieme alla figlia, questo dolore profondo ma non immagina che altre rivelazioni, altre notizie inaspettate si riverseranno nella sua vita.
- ISBN: 8877829613
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 240
The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve is a 1999 Bay Back Books publication. I read this book a long time ago, before I become a member of Goodreads and well before I started writing book reviews. But, when I heard of Anita Shreve’s passing, this book came back to the forefront of my mind, as I recalled b Leggi tutto
Another bomb from Shreve. Her husband had a secret life...blah 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 genre...while Kathryn is grief-stricken, unkempt and unshowered and at her blubbery worst, Leggi tutto
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 p Leggi tutto
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 b Leggi tutto
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, Leggi tutto
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 h Leggi tutto
She had a normal marriage. A good marriage. At least that is what she believed. “If you never suspected someone, she realized, you never thought to suspect.” There is beauty and eloquence in the portrayal of wife’s grief and betrayal in the aftermath of her husband’s death. Kathryn Lyons is woken up Leggi tutto
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 t Leggi tutto
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 is more annoying about this book, the supposed idylic settinig of New England, or the preposterous misun Leggi tutto
3.5 A well written novel that kept me interested until the last page. I really enjoyed the way it unfolded and the way things were revealed. This is the second book by this author I have read and so far I have found them to be a pleasant experience, especially when I'm wanting a lighter read.
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