The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 5
5
From 10 Ratings
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Description

Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war, from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah.

"Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet" Publishers Weekly

Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.

PRAISE FOR THE NIGHTINGALE

"Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob" Daily Mail

"A gripping, emotional read" SHE magazine

"Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read" Books Monthly

"I loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, a talented writer of American stories; great characters, great plots, great emotions, who could ask for more in a novel?" Isabel Allende

"Beautifully written . . . packed with action and emotion" Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants

Reviews

  • The nightingale by Kristin Hannah

    5
    By Cool very
    A captivating story brilliantly written.Full of intrigue and suspense,I couldn't put this book down.Highly recommended
  • Kristin Hannah The Nightingale

    5
    By SavageT
    Unputdownable. A 'bed pan' book of epic proportions. Vivid. Lasting. Unbelievable.

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