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The Pilot's Wife

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The Pilot's Wife

Fortune's Rocks Quartet, Book 3
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Until now, Kathryn Lyons' life has been peaceful if un-extraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a...
Until now, Kathryn Lyons' life has been peaceful if un-extraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a...
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  • Until now, Kathryn Lyons' life has been peaceful if un-extraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone—but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy. Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?

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  • Anita Shreve began writing fiction while working as a high school teacher. Although one of her first published stories was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1975, she felt she couldn't make a living as a fiction writer and became a journalist. She traveled to Africa and spent three years in Kenya, writing articles that appeared in magazines such as Quest, US, and Newsweek. Back in the United States, she turned to raising her children and writing freelance articles for magazines. She later expanded two of these articles—both published in the New York Times magazine—into the nonfiction books Remaking Motherhood and Women Together, Women Alone. At the same time, she began working on her first novel, Eden Close. With its publication in 1989, she gave up journalism to write fiction full time. Since Eden Close Shreve has written 11 other novels, including Strange Fits of Passion, Where or When, The Weight of Water, The Pilot's Wife, All He Ever Wanted, A Wedding in December, and Body Surfing. In 1998 she received the New England Book Award for Fiction.

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