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A reading from Lindbergh's final work by Reeve Lindbergh was Nov. 7, 4:30 pm, Neilson Browsing Room
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:30 pm Reading by Reeve Lindbergh from Against Wind and Tide - Neilson Library Browsing Room

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Reeve Lindbergh will read from her mother’s writings and provide context for this, the final installment of her published diaries, Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1947-1986. You can preview Against Wind and Tide on the Random House website.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh '28 married Charles Lindbergh the year after she graduated from Smith. She became a noted aviator in her own right, eventually publishing a number of books on the subject. In recognition of her achievements, she was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Lindbergh went on to write poetry and non-fiction and to raise a family of five. Gift from the Sea, published in 1955, earned her international acclaim. War Within and Without, the penultimate installment of her published diaries, received the Christopher Award in 1980. Anne Morrow Lindbergh died in 2001 at the age of ninety-four.  

Reeve Lindbergh is the youngest of Lindbergh's children, and the author of several books. These include the memoir of her childhood and youth, Under a Wing; No More Words, a description of the last years of her mother's life and Forward From Here, a memoir about entering her sixties.

book cover Against Wind and Tide by Anne Morrow LindberghThe Anne Morrow Lindbergh Papers housed in the Sophia Smith Collection are open to researchers. They consist of 81 linear feet of material (162 boxes), with the majority of the papers concerning Anne's life and career from the late-1920s to the 1970s. 

“Ultimately, Lindbergh made art from her life; this posthumous collection joins five earlier volumes that explore her experiences with the subtlety and drama of a good novel.  It brings to a poignant close a six-volume odyssey that sensitively traces the arc of one woman’s life, and with which Lindbergh did in fact create the great ‘body of work’ she feared she would never produce.”
—Los Angeles Times

Presented by the Friends of the Smith College Libraries and the Sophia Smith Collection.



Mary Irwin
Friends of the Smith College Libraries