Please check out the other bloggers' reviews:
Ariel of One Little Library
Carolyn O of Rosemary and Reading Glasses
In my opinion, Charles Lindbergh left a “flawed” legacy, at best—yes, he was a brilliant, determined, and dedicated pilot in his time, completing heroic tasks, but he was a despicable human being in his personal life… Anne says to her mother a few days prior to her death, “You’re my hero.” Her mother replies, “You need to…stop looking for heroes, Anne. Only the weak need…heroes…and heroes need…those around them to remain weak. You’re…not weak.” So true…
The Literary Wives Questions:
(1) What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife?
(2) In what way does this woman define "wife"--or in what way is she defined by "wife"?
I was glad Anne finally received some true love, acceptance, and appreciation from a partner in her life; it is sad that person did not happen to be her husband. I ended by still feeling sympathy and much empathy in many ways for Anne…it is tough enough to discover that your partner/husband has been unfaithful to you in marriage, but to realize he maintained three other separate families? I consider that to be unimaginable, though it was Anne’s reality…in the end.
As of October 25, 2013, another printing of the hardcover version of this book has just begun, and a movie is in the works! Congratulations to Melanie Benjamin! Have you read this book yet? If so, what was your impression? And if not, what's keeping you from it? I feel as if I know Anne intimately as a result of this book. What a feat for an author to achieve!