Booksybooks. an online bookshop.

What I hope from this little venture is to make it easier for people who loves books and bargains to surf through & shop for cheap books online.
My intent is to spread these books around and reinvest their values into new readers.

The books are second-hand of course and comes with faults here and there. But I feel that gives them character. Personally, I love wondering where these books come from and who has read them before. I hope you will come to feel the same way too...

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Category: Fiction
Type: Harcover
Condition: Slightly yellowed pages, otherwise good

Recognition: Oprah's Book Club
Price: RM20

Oprah Book Club- Selection, March 1999: With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed The Weight of Water, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife. News of Jack Lyons's fatal crash sends his wife into shock and emotional numbness: Kathryn wished she could manage a coma. Instead, it seemed that quite the opposite had happened: She felt herself to be inside of a private weather system, one in which she was continuously tossed and buffeted by bits of news and information, sometimes chilled by thoughts of what lay immediately ahead, thawed by the kindness of others ... frequently drenched by memories that seemed to have no regard for circumstance or place, and then subjected to the nearly intolerable heat of reporters, photographers and curious on-lookers. It was a weather system with no logic, she had decided, no pattern, no progression, no form.The situation becomes even more dire when the plane's black box is recovered, pinning responsibility for the crash on Jack. In an attempt to clear his name, Kathryn searches for any and all clues to the hours before the flight. Yet each discovery forces her to realize that she didn't know her husband of 16 years at all.


  1. Anita Shreve is extremely skillful at showing the stages by which someone learns to live with the unthinkable. Shreve describes in this novel what it's like to be married to a man for sixteen years and to find out in the end that he was never the man you thought he was. This novel will actually make you question yourself, how do you ever know that you really know a person? Kathryn's emotional journey is so captivating that it allows you to actually feel what she feels. Not only does Kathryn over come the worst of it all but she is able to go on with her life along with her daughter, Mattie. In my opinion I highlight that as the best part the book has to offer. It helped me to realize that situations like Kathryns happen to people all over the world everyday. This book is somewhat a reality check that maybe the person you think you know is really somebody else in entirely.


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