The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lily Koppel
Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: June 2013
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Read the bestselling book that inspired the ABC television series.

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

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  • Book Rating: 5/5

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Written by Allison Pickett on August 29th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a great read! This book poignantly reminisces a great period of American history and gives depth to what is written in the history books. Really wonderful book

Author Details

Author Details

Koppel, Lily

Lily Koppel writes for the New York Times and other publications. She lives in New York City.