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Genre: Historical Fiction
After Katharine, sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, marries at age 52, Orville shuns her. Obviously devastated by his decision, The Wright Sister is an epistolary novel of her imagined letters to him as well as her diary entries.
Ever since living in Dayton, Ohio for six years, I have been fascinated by the Wright brothers and their inventions. I enjoyed this book but overall, I wanted less fluff and more substance about how she helped her brothers learn to fly and about her work as a suffragette.
If you’re looking for another story about the guilt felt by the Wright family after their invention was used by the military in WWI, then I would highly recommend Universe of Two (4 stars) by Stephen P. Kiernan which touches on the same type of guilt but in relation to the creation of the atomic bomb that wiped out Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.