Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | April 4, 2013

Women in Flight

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Lately there’ve been quite a slew of books featuring flying women, and they all seem fascinating.

Eighty days : Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s history-making race around the world, by Matthew Goodman, is the tale of a rollicking and true adventure: an 1889 race around the world, a la Phineas Fogg.  Non-fiction narrative that reads like a novel, you’ll enjoy the suspense, the competition, and the snapshot of what it was to be a woman in those days.

The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin, is the opposite: a fictional interpretation of actual events.  Benjamin brings to life the famous Anne Morrow Lindberg, a pilot, poet, and mother, who lived in the shadow of her famous husband, Charles Lindbergh.

And The Secretary: a Journey with Hillary Clinton…., by Kim Ghattas, offers a you-are-there glimpse of an enigmatic American figure.  Fly all over the world with Hillary and see if you don’t know her better when you finish.

And of course, they’re all available for you at your library!

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