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The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

Historical Fiction Relationship Stories

The Nightingale Synopsis

Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war.

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 The Nightingale will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.

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The Nightingale Press Reviews

A respectful and absorbing page-turner. - Kirkus Reviews

The bestselling author hits her stride in this page-turning tale about two sisters, one in the French countryside, the other in Paris, who show remarkable courage in the German occupation during WWII . . . The author ably depicts war's horrors through the eyes of these two women, whose strength of character shines through no matter their differences. - Publishers Weekly

The suspense builds slowly in this thought-provoking and absorbing novel. - Choice

An unforgettable portrait of love and war. - People

The real horrors of war; the deprivations; the risks are all there... This is a hauntingly tragic yet sympathetic novel - The Cape Times

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

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, bestselling author of The House of the Spirits -

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ISBN: 9781509848621
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509848621
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Collections: 50+ Beautifully Written Books,
Categories: Historical fiction, Second World War fiction, Historical romance,

About Kristin Hannah

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.   Author photo © Deborah Feingold

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