2017 – fiction book reviews

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon.   This novel is set on the last voyage of the Hindenburg in May 1936.   In typical fashion, the first sections of the book explore the different passengers and crew members of the ship and how the interact with each other.   There is everything from a crew member who is Jewish and wants to escape to America, an American who is seeking revenge for a death of his brother during WW1,  to ordinary people traveling to America on the fastest travel option available.     Hanging over these human stories are the possibility of sabotage of the airship that is carrying them across the Atlantic.

It is a well written novel and offers a novel twist to why the Hindenburg caught fire and burned in a matter of a few minutes at Lakehurst, New Jersey in May 1937.