I was Amelia Earhart
"This is the story of what happened to me when I died. It's also the story of my life. Destiny, the alchemy of fate and luck. I think about it sometimes, under a radiant sun...
"Today when I think of my former life, I think of it as a dream. In the dream I am another person. In the dream I am the most famous aviatrix of my day, a heroine. I am Amelia Earhart."
In this novel,...more
Through her choice of words and syntax, description, rhythm and beat, Mendelsohn creates shifts in perspective. The more subtle shift in perspective is juxtaposed on top of a more obvio ...more
Kiinnostavaksi teoksen tekee se, että Amelia Earhat katosi yrittäessään lentää maapallon ympäri kaksimoottorisella Lockheed Electralla ja Mendelsohn on ottanut tä ...more
What if Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan would survive in some lost island in the middle of nowhere?
Perhaps it's an excess of imagination of the author but this was not able to convince any reader about this very improbable story.
Written from Amelia's perspective, this book tells the story of Earhart's final flight and what transpires after her crash landing on a remote island. It's pretty fascinating to see what this author imagines was inside Earhart's head and what she experienced after her disappeara ...more
She is the author of three novels: the best-selling I Was Amelia Earhart, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and Innocence, and American Music. Published to wide acclaim by Knopf in 2010, American Music is now out in paperback from Vintage.