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The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
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Jan 06, 2012

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** spoiler alert ** This was a good story, but I just thought the heroine was kind of a dope. She didn't know if the husband's 2nd marriage was valid? Really? Yeah, NO. And her daughter tells her she had sex at 14 and it was no big deal. I can hardly wait to see what this same girl is going to be like at 18 or 19. I don't like these stories where the mom tries to be a buddy instead of a parent. In real life it rarely works out well, but in fiction it's made to seem "correct". It really isn't.

It seemed to me that there were underlying tones of Anti-Catholicism in the story. But I could just be hypersensitive. I don't think so though. If the heroine really had such questions about the Catholic Church, the author had introduced a priest as a character. She could have asked him and cleared that up, but she never did. She just left it out there. I hate that.

It was interesting to learn a little about how the airlines handle plane crashes. I'll say that.

It was a fluff read. Not great literature, but an interesting story

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