I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn audiobook

I Was Amelia Earhart

By Jane Mendelsohn
Read by Blair Brown

Random House Audio
3.28 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780735206960

In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself. There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . . There are her memories of the past: her childhood desire to become a heroine ("Heroines did what they wanted") . . . her marriage to G.P. Putnam, who promoted her to fame, but was willing to gamble her life so that the book she was writing about her round-the-world flight would sell out before Christmas. There is the flight itself -- day after magnificent or perilous or exhilarating or terrifying day ("Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life but not living it"). And there is, miraculously, an island ("We named it Heaven, as a kind of joke"). And, most important, there is Noonan . . .

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Summary

Summary

In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself. There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . . There are her memories of the past: her childhood desire to become a heroine ("Heroines did what they wanted") . . . her marriage to G.P. Putnam, who promoted her to fame, but was willing to gamble her life so that the book she was writing about her round-the-world flight would sell out before Christmas. There is the flight itself -- day after magnificent or perilous or exhilarating or terrifying day ("Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life but not living it"). And there is, miraculously, an island ("We named it Heaven, as a kind of joke"). And, most important, there is Noonan . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In an evocative and imaginative novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one windy day in 1937.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Past and present, fact and fiction, first-person and third blend into a life of the celebrated aviatrix-both before and after her famed disappearance in 1937…Calculatedly lovely and moving.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jane Mendelsohn

Author Bio: Jane Mendelsohn

Jane Mendelsohn is a graduate of Yale University. She is the author of two previous novels, including the New York Times bestseller I Was Amelia Earhart. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the Village Voice, Yale Review, London Review of Books, and Guardian. She lives with her husband and two children in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 3.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English