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The Pilot's Wife
The Pilot's Wife
Author: Anita Shreve
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 has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable -one startling revelation at a time...
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ISBN-13: 9780316788229
ISBN-10: 0316788228
Publication Date: 11/1/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 198 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 12
Wow this book was great! I couldnt stop once I got started! Anita Shreve truly deserves the praise she gets. I went out and bought more of her books and cant wait to start one of those. Recommended for those who love literature fiction also has a bit of suspense too!
booklit avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 473 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Excellent book. A real page turner. From the opening page I was hooked and could not wait to see what was going to happen. It really involves how well do we know another person?
needin2read avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 50 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Story of how the pilot's wife deals with her grief after her husband dies in a plane explosion. With each new bit of information she uncovers she wonders if she ever knew her husband at all. I enjoyed this well-written story very much and will seek out more of this author's work.
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Helpful Score: 8
An amazing book! This is the first book that I have read by this author and I can't wait to read her others. The Pilot's Wife will surprise you at every new twist. This will be one of those books that you just can't put down!
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Helpful Score: 7
Excellent book! This was the first I've read by this author, and I kept thinking I knew how it would turn out, but then it would twist again.
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It makes you think twice about men!!
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Another great read by Anita Shreve!
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As the wife of an airline pilot, Kathryn Lyons understands the importance of being prepared for every eventuality that life presents to her. That includes everything from moving fairly frequently; to long periods of separation due to her husband's flight schedule; to the inevitable late-night knock at the door that every pilot's wife dreads. Yet when Kathryn receives such a knock: carrying word that the plane flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded somewhere off the coast of Ireland, she must confront the unfathomable - one startling revelation at a time.

Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by the persistent rumors that Jack had led a secret double life, Kathryn sets out to discover the truth. She is determined to learn just who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost herself and her fifteen-year-old daughter. Her exhaustive search for the truth is what propels this taut and impassioned novel as it poignantly explores the question: just how well can we ever really know a person?

I must say that I absolutely loved this book. It was such an easy read for me; truly a page-turner. I've had this book on my bookshelf for quite a long time, but I can't remember if I have ever read it before. I think that I remember watching the made-for-television movie that was broadcast in 2002, starring Christine Lahti. I would definitely give this book an A+!
ncbones avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 17 more book reviews
Loved this book, could feel the characters emotions.
Robin1 avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 26 more book reviews
Loved this book and could not put it down!
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A great thriller about a plane crash, it's causes & the effects left on those still here.
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Even though I knew what was going to happen in this story, I couldn't put this book down.
rocklogson avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 9 more book reviews
Good character development, well written. Makes you think "Just how well do I REALLY know anyone?"
reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 19 more book reviews
EXCELLENT book... I truly enjoyed it...
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This is a great story whic keeps you guessing till the end. Even though a movie has been made nothing can capture or evoke the emotions that this novel can, Barbara Delinsky is just great!
ceresas avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on
awesome story; rather sad, but ends on a hopeful note.
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Oprah's book club selection. Interesting twist.
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a haunting book that has stayed with me long after I closed the cover!
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This was a great mystery! Another great read by Anita Shreve!
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Great read!
libertybellepa avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 35 more book reviews
Read this a second time recently and loved it still.
A widow discovers her husband had a secret life and this deals with the aftermath of a tragedy that leads her to his other family.
ktleyed avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 72 more book reviews
Quick, engrossing read, a great first half, but I wasn't crazy about the ending, but overall it's a good book.
tripletmom avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 225 more book reviews
Good story with unexpected twists.
carriej73 avatar reviewed The Pilot's Wife on + 34 more book reviews
This book had good flashbacks and characterization, and was easy to read. It's about Kathryn, whose husband is an intercontinental pilot. He dies in an airline crash, then rumors start that it was suicide. She begins to investigate and begins to doubt how well she knew her husband.
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Excellent story about a pilot's wife who, after her husband's plane crashes, finds herself asking how well she actually knew him.

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