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Stephanie Shieldhouse

Long Bright Line

Through the window Clara could see the men: dark still hats huddled together. The only thing moving was their pipe smoke. It curled in lamp-​lit clouds. Then—​a whoop!—​the clouds blew, the huddle burst, the hats were flying.

Of Flight and Life

Not only did Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906–2001) live through most of the twentieth century, but her adventures, personal history, and written reflections made a significant mark upon her era. A pioneer aviator and an author, she was an explorer of the world outside as well as the world within. Her gift in both was for communication, and her writings touch readers deeply to this day.