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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

Title: The Astronaut Wives Club

Author: Lily Koppel

Type: Adult Non-Fiction

Genre: Historical/Biographical

Tea: Lipton Raspberry Tea; looks good, smells good, sounds good, but not quite up to its full potential.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.

I so wanted to like this book. I really did. I thought the topic was great and something you don't hear about very often. But the execution left something to be desired.

The women behind the astronauts really are some unsung heroes, they went through so much and assisted their husbands in many ways, but don't get the credit they deserve. I enjoyed learning about what they went through and about the women's lives. But the great story that could be told was lost in a sea of confusion.

There was no sort of structure to learning about the characters. There were many to keep track of and it was very easy to confuse the couples or which wife was with which husband. Page breaks were the only thing separating the stories and made it slightly confusing at times. She would also often segue into stories that had nothing to do with what she was previously talking about and just jump back in. Also the lack of citations is confusing, where is she getting these quotes and this information from?

It felt more like I was talking to a person that had read a book about the wives and was jumping around telling me different things. There's well written non-fiction that can read like a novel and catch even a non-non-fiction reader's attention, but sadly this wasn't one of them.

Sorry ladies, I wish this book did your story more justice.

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