Join the Speer Memorial Library in Mission, on Tuesday, Jan 30 for a discussion of The Aviator’s Wife, to take place in the library’s Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the book.

Anne Morrow, a senior in college, travels to Mexico City in 1927 for Christmas break with her family at the U.S. Embassy, where her father serves as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. While there, she meets Charles Lindbergh, who has recently gained fame as the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

After visiting Anne at her family’s home in New Jersey the following year, and giving her flying lessons, Charles feels that Anne is meant to be his copilot in life, and the two get married. But will Charles’ attempts to shield her from the press—and its ever-pursuant publicity hounds—stifle Anne, a shy but accomplished woman in her own right, or will she find a way to be more than just the aviator’s wife?

Written by Melanie Benjamin, and first published in 2013, The Aviator’s Wife is a work of historical fiction based on the life story of Anne Morrow. Set in the context of several famous historical events, it gives insight into one of the most famous marriages of the twentieth century.

We will have some copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion, or you can stop by our library’s Reference Desk, or call at 580-8754, and we will try to obtain a copy for you via Interlibrary Loan.

For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, please call William Renner or Rose Alvarez at 580-8754 or 580-8750. You can also register at the Reference Desk, or by email at