Author(s): Kristin Hannah
The New York Times number one bestselling titleBravery, 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.
Two sisters. One must be brave. One should be afraid.
Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob * Daily Mail * Unforgettable * Easy Living * A gripping, emotional read * SHE magazine * A story of sibling love, friendship and loss. I cried a lot * Look magazine * A gripping tale of family, love, grief and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah * Sunday Express * Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read * Books Monthly * Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet * Publishers Weekly * 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 Beautifully written . . . packed with action and emotion. -- Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants The real horrors of war; the deprivations; the risks are all there... This is a hauntingly tragic yet sympathetic novel * The Cape Times * An unforgettable portrait of love and war. * People * 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 * A respectful and absorbing page-turner. * Kirkus Reviews * The suspense builds slowly in this thought-provoking and absorbing novel. * Choice *
Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read.