Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

The Astronaut Wives Club
by Lily Koppel [629.45 Kop]

I was checking this book in for a patron when I stopped to take a look at it. I thought, "I don't know that anything has ever been written about the WIVES of astronauts before--I'd really like to know their perspective!" And that's exactly what this book was about. It began with The Original Seven--the wives of the first group of astronauts--and ended with The Nineteen--the last group of wives to have husbands going up in space in the late 60's and early 70's. These women formed the Astronaut Wives Club, and they were the glue that held the NASA space team together. I really enjoyed this book, though it was difficult to follow, at times, since several new people were being introduced all the time, yet older members of the group were still prominent. Nevertheless, I really felt for these women and the joys and struggles they endured during such a radical, changing time in the history of our country and our world! -- recommended by Tracy T. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Tracy's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Mozart's Wife by Juliet Waldron.] 

[Also available in downloadable audio, book-on-cd, downloadable E-book and Large Print formats.]

[ official Astronaut Wives Club web site ]

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