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Kristin Hannah - Author

About the Author

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels including FIREFLY LANE, TRUE COLORS and WINTER GARDEN. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

 

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Winter Garden

Winter Garden

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future ...Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life. It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are. Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.

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Fly Away

Fly Away

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Celebrity news reporter and presenter, Tully Hart, has hit rock bottom. Kate Ryan had been her best friend for more than thirty years. They'd lived, laughed, danced and cried together. Kate had been her anchor, and now Tully was cast adrift -- not knowing how she was going to survive. Kate's daughter, Marah, was only sixteen years old when her mother died. Consumed with guilt over the fights they'd had during the last months of Kate's life, Marah runs away and becomes a drop-out in society, maintaining no contact with her family. Tully's mother, Cloud, a child of the Sixties, has lived a world of her own dependent on drugs for most of her adult life. She now wants to prove that she can help her daughter. But what will it take for Tully to forgive? And then something momentous happens which causes each one of them to realise what they've done, and what they have become.

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Other books by Kristin Hannah

Wild

Wild

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States lies the Olympic National Forest - a vast expanse of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this mysterious woodland, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr Julia Cates begins working with the extraordinary little girl. Naming her Alice, Julia is determined to free her from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation, and discover the truth about Alice's past. The shocking facts of Alice's life test the limits of Julia's faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice - and find a new one for herself. 'One of Kristin Hannah's most compelling and riveting novels' - Booklist ** Published in the US as Magic Hour ** **** Here's what readers love about Wild: 'I was moved to tears and devoured this book in a day' 'Couldn't put it down' 'Gritty and thought-provoking'

The Great Alone

The Great Alone

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2021

From the worldwide number one bestselling author of The Nightingale comes Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone, a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss. The New York Times number one bestseller. A woman has to be tough as steel up here. You can't count on anyone to save you and your children. You have to be willing to save yourselves. Thirteen-year-old Leni is coming of age in a tumultuous time. Caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, she dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family, and a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown. As Leni grows up in the shadow of her parents' increasingly volatile marriage, she meets Matthew. And Matthew - thoughtful, kind, brave - makes her believe in the possibility of a better life . . . With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah celebrates the remarkable and enduring strength of women. 'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes' - Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton 'A masterclass' - Karen Swan, author of The Spanish Promise.

The Four Winds

The Four Winds

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2021

'Powerful and compelling' - Delia Owens, number one international bestselling author of Where The Crawdads Sing 'The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful' - New York Times The Four Winds is a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author of The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah. She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times . . . Texas, 1934. Elsa Martinelli had finally found the life she'd yearned for. A family, a home and a livelihood on a farm on the Great Plains. But when drought threatens all she and her community hold dear, Elsa's world is shattered to the winds. Fearful of the future, when Elsa wakes to find her husband has fled, she is forced to make the most agonizing decision of her life. Fight for the land she loves or take her beloved children, Loreda and Ant, west to California in search of a better life. Will it be the land of milk and honey? Or will their experience challenge every ounce of strength they possess? From the overriding love of a mother for her child, the value of female friendship and the ability to love again - against all odds, Elsa's incredible journey is a story of survival, hope and what we do for the ones we love. Praise for Kristin Hannah 'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival' - Kate Morton 'A masterclass' - Karen Swan **** What readers LOVE about The Four Winds 'Everyone should read this book. This is the new American classic' 'It will break your heart and bring you to tears. It will also be one of the best books you read all year!' 'This is historical fiction at its best: compelling, compassionate, enraging and courageous. I absolutely loved this book!' 'Gripping and captivating . . . heartbreaking and inspiring' 'We fall in love with a warrior who finds her power and strength, surrounded by love. Beautiful' 'BRAVO to the author, this is her best work yet'

Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Now a major Netflix series, Firefly Lane is an unforgettable coming of age story, by the New York Times number one bestseller Kristin Hannah. It is 1974 and the summer of love is drawing to a close. Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the secondary school social food chain. Then, to her amazement, Tully Hart - the girl all the boys want to know - moves in across the street and wants to be her best friend. Tully and Kate became inseparable and by summer's end they vow that their friendship will last forever. For thirty years Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship, jealousy, anger, hurt and resentment. Tully follows her ambition to find fame and success. Kate knows that all she wants is to fall in love and have a family. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and a mother will change her. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart. But when tragedy strikes, can the bonds of friendship survive? Or is it the one hurdle that even a lifelong friendship cannot overcome? PRAISE FOR KRISTIN HANNAH: 'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival' - Kate Morton 'A masterclass . . . This is a story that will stay with me for a long, long time.' - Karen Swan

Wild

Wild

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States lies the Olympic National Forest - a vast expanse of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this mysterious land, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates begins working with the extraordinary little girl. Naming her Alice, Julia is determined to free her from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation, and discover the truth about Alice's past. The shocking facts of Alice's life test the limits of Julia's faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice - and find a new one for herself. 'One of Kristin Hannah's most compelling and riveting novels' - Booklist ** Published in the US as Magic Hour **

True Colours

True Colours

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Compelling and provocative, True Colours is an unforgettable novel about jealousy between sisters, betrayal, passion and forgiveness - and what it means to be a family by Kristin Hannah, the international number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone. The Grey sisters have always looked after one another. Growing up on a sprawling ranch with an emotionally distant father, they had nowhere else to turn after their mother died. Winona, the oldest, craves her father's approval. Happier reading a book than riding a horse, she knows she isn't the daughter he wanted - but she's determined to prove her worth. Aurora is the peacemaker, trying to keep everyone happy, whilst hiding her own feelings. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the star of the family. Beautiful and spirited, everything comes easily to her - until a stranger comes to town. When Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, everything changes. Suddenly the sisters are pitted against each other. Loyalties are tested, secrets revealed - and then a terrible crime threatens to tear their whole community apart.

The Great Alone

The Great Alone

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

A New York Times number one bestseller, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, is caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women. The Great Alone is perfect for all those who loved The Light Between Oceans, and fans of Jodi Picoult, Victoria Hislop and Diane Chamberlain. 'Compelling. Moving. Unforgettable' Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan

True Colours

True Colours

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

The Grey sisters have always looked after one another. Growing up on a sprawling ranch with an emotionally distant father, they had nowhere else to turn after their mother died.Winona, the oldest, craves her father's approval. Happier reading a book than riding a horse, she knows she isn't the daughter he wanted - but she's determined to prove her worth. Aurora is the peacemaker, trying to keep everyone happy, whilst hiding her own feelings. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the star of the family. Beautiful and spirited, everything comes easily to her - until a stranger comes to town.When Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, everything changes. Suddenly the sisters are pitted against each other. Loyalties are tested, secrets revealed - and then a terrible crime threatens to tear their whole community apart.Compelling and provocative, True Colours by Kristin Hannah is an unforgettable novel about jealousy, betrayal, passion and forgiveness - and what it means to be a family.

Between Sisters

Between Sisters

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Tender, funny, bittersweet and moving, Kristin Hannah's Between Sisters skilfully explores the profound joys and sorrows shared in a close relationship, the mistakes made in the name of love, and the promise of redemption. We all make mistakes, but for Meghann Dontess the terrible choice she made some years ago cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Meghann is now a highly successful attorney, and has put all thoughts of love completely behind her - until she meets the one man who believes he can change her mind. Claire has fallen in love for the first time in her life, and as her wedding day approaches she prepares to face her strong-willed older sister. Reunited after two decades, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2017

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El ruisenor / The Nightingale

El ruisenor / The Nightingale

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

fernen Kusten

fernen Kusten

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2016

Elizabeth und Jackson Shore haben jung geheiratet, zwei Tochter grogezogen, viele Hohen und Tiefen gemeinsam erlebt. Von auen scheint auch noch nach zwanzig Jahren Ehe alles perfekt. Doch als die Kinder das Haus verlassen, entdecken Jack und Elizabeth, dass sie sich langst auseinander gelebt haben. Als Jack den Job beim Fernsehen angeboten bekommt, auf den er seit Jahren hingearbeitet hat, folgt Elizabeth ihm nicht von der West- an die Ostkuste. Seine Traume sind nicht langer ihre Traume. Denn nach zahlreichen Umzugen ist Elizabeth froh, in ihrem Haus am Meer endlich ein echtes Zuhause gefunden zu haben. Sie entdeckt ihre Leidenschaft fur die Malerei wieder, die sie vor vielen Jahren aufgegeben hatte, und ihr Talent bringt ihr bald Anerkennung und Erfolg. Erst der Tod ihres Vaters und seine ratselhaften letzten Worte uber das Leben ihrer fruh verstorbenen Mutter bewegen Elizabeth, noch einmal uber ihre Ehe nachzudenken ...

Der See der Traume

Der See der Traume

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2016

Annie ist eine attraktive Frau um die vierzig. Sie und ihr Mann Blake, ein erfolgreicher Anwalt, leben in Kalifornien. Als ihre 17- jahrige Tochter Natalie erstmals fur langere Zeit das Elternhaus verlasst, muss Annie lernen, ihre Tochter loszulassen. Doch das ist nicht alles. Kaum sitzt Natalie im Flugzeug, teilt Blake seiner Frau mit, dass er sich scheiden lassen will. Annie verliert den Boden unter den Fuen: Wer ist sie, wenn sie nicht die perfekte Ehefrau und Mutter sein kann? Sie flieht zu ihrem barbeiigen Vater Hank nach Mystic, Washington - an den Ort ihrer Kindheit. Und trifft dort unvermutet auf Nick, ihre erste groe Liebe ...

Insel des Lichts

Insel des Lichts

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2016

Nora Bridge ist der Star einer Radio-Talkshow in Seattle.Ihre Tochter Ruby, die sie seit Jahren nicht gesehen hat, kampft dagegen als Comedysternchen ums Uberleben. Als Boulevardblatter einem Skandal in Noras Vergangenheit auf die Spur kommen, erhalt Ruby von einer groen Zeitschrift ein sensationelles Angebot: Sie soll eine Enthullungsgeschichte uber ihre beruhmte Mutter schreiben.Als diese verungluckt, bietet Ruby ihr an, ihr zu helfen - um die ganze Wahrheit zu erfahren. Nora besteht darauf, dass sie sich in das traumhaft schone Sommerhaus der Familie auf der Insel des Lichts zuruckziehen. Der Aufenthalt gerat schon bald zu einer Reise in die Vergangenheit. Nora - klug, voller Herz und verletzlich - ist nicht die Frau, die Ruby all die Jahre gehasst hat. Ruby erkennt: Es ist Zeit, erwachsen zu werden - und zu verzeihen.

Was wir aus Liebe tun

Was wir aus Liebe tun

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2016

Angie Malone mu sich eingestehen, da ihre Traume vom Familiengluck nicht wahr werden: ihre Ehe zerbricht daran, da sie kinderlos bleibt. Angie beendet ihre erfolgreiche Karriere in der Werbebranche und kehrt zuruck in ihre Heimatstadt, West End, in die Arme ihrer italienischen Familie. Dort beginnt sie voller Elan, das Familienlokal DeSaria, dessen Zukunft seit dem Tod des Vaters ungewi ist, wieder auf Vordermann zu bringen. Angie lernt Kochen und hat viele gute Ideen, die neue Gaste anlocken. Schon bald fuhlt sie sich in der kleinen Stadt wieder zu Hause. Doch dann beruhrt die Freundschaft mit der 18jahrigen Kellnerin Lauren erneut den wunden Punkt in ihrem Leben. Lauren entdeckt, da sie schwanger ist. Soll Angie das ungewollte Kind adoptieren? Die Freundschaft zu Lauren aufs Spiel setzen, fur die sie selbst so etwas wie eine Mutter geworden ist?

Wenn Engel schweigen

Wenn Engel schweigen

Author: Kristin Hannah Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2016

Seit vier Wochen liegt Mikaela Campbell im Koma - und keiner der Arzte rechnet damit, dass die passionierte Reiterin nach dem Sturz vom Pferd jemals wieder aufwachen wird. Nur ihr Ehemann Liam glaubt fest daran, dass seine Liebe dort helfen kann, wo die Medizin versagt. Jede freie Minute verbringt er im Krankenhaus an ihrer Seite - doch Mikaelas Zustand andert sich nicht. Nur mit Muhe gelingt es Liam, in die Realitat zuruckzukehren und sich um die beiden zutiefst verangstigten Kinder, den neunjahrigen Bret und die sechzehnjahrige Jacey, zu kummern. Durch Zufall stot Liam ausgerechnet jetzt auf das langgehutete Geheimnis seiner Frau. Sie war in erster Ehe mit Julian True, einem der beruhmtesten Filmstars der Welt, verheiratet. Und: Sie hat die Trennung nie uberwunden. Liam steht vor einer schweren Entscheidung. Soll er Kontakt zu dem begehrten Hollywood-Schauspieler aufnehmen? Julian scheint der Einzige zu sein, der Mikaela retten kann ...

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