Taya Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” subject Chris Kyle, will reportedly publish a memoir.
Ms. Kyle’s book will be co-written with Jim DeFelice and published in May through William Morrow, according to ABC.
The book will be titled “American Wife.”
The book “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, who was called the deadliest sniper in American military history, was first released in 2012 and is still on bestseller lists – it ranked at number four on the IndieBound trade paperback nonfiction list for the week of March 12 and at number one on the same bestseller list in the Mass Market category.
Kyle was killed in 2013 at a gun range in Texas.
His book was adapted as a movie of the same name that was released this past December. It was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and starred Bradley Cooper, who received an Oscar nod for Best Actor, and Sienna Miller. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood and was also nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, the Best Sound Mixing, and the Best Film Editing Oscars. It won the Best Sound Editing award.
Monitor film critic Peter Rainer gave the movie a B grade, writing that the movie is “as taut as anything [Eastwood] has ever done… Cooper… commendably plays Kyle… As long as Eastwood is showing Kyle in combat, which is a lot of the time, the film has a no-nonsense immediacy… At his best, Eastwood can show us not only violence but its human consequences… If the film had plumbed his psychological state with anything like the acuity of his marksmanship, we would have a masterpiece. But Kyle, the regular guy with super-honed killer instincts, remains an enigma. Miller’s role quickly degenerates into weepy-wife terrain, and Kyle’s re-entry into civilian life, where he endures PTSD for a time, is too sketchily drawn – and too easily resolved.”
“Sniper” recently became the highest-grossing movie domestically of 2014, according to Variety.