The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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From 9,319 Ratings

Description

A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year

Praise for The Nightingale:

"Haunting, action-packed, and compelling." —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute

"Beautifully written and richly evocative." —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, brutality, love, survival—and the essence of what makes us human.” —Family Circle

“A heart-pounding story.” —USA Today

"An enormous story. Richly satisfying. I loved it." —Anne Rice

"A respectful and absorbing page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews

"Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council

“Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” —Shelf Awareness

"I loved The Nightingale." —Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war." —People

Reviews

  • Very good read

    4
    By tersoc
    This book is worth your time and money to read. Very interesting. Page turner. Great ending
  • The Nightingale...Kristin Hannah

    5
    By Carol reads
    Wonderful novel based on history.....I loved it and learned much.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Poop5555566667778
    I love this book with my whole heart, but prepare yourself for a tear jerker. Definitely worth it though!
  • MUST READ

    5
    By libbs15
    Absolutely amazing. One of my all time favorite books.
  • Riveting

    5
    By AZ_Paige
    This book was amazing! Beautiful imagery and so difficult to put down. Highly recommend.
  • Amazing

    5
    By CassidyMoneyhun
    I was looking for a new book to read and this was suggested to me. I read the last 15 chapters in one day. It was so hard to put down. It is such an amazing, well written book. I would recommend this to anyone!
  • Rating Review

    5
    By Nyein Nyein Naing
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  • The Nightingale

    5
    By rdattola
    As I read this book, I kept thinking what a great movie this would be! So happy to hear it will be😊🎉
  • Nightingale

    5
    By ahagey
    Ok, first off ‘woah’. 🤭🤭 This book is absolutely riveting. The author illustrates the series of events into a web of cunning, passion, fear, and the sheer perseverance of the characters in the book. Just a quick note, it takes about 100 or so pages to really get you hooked. So give it some time, and pretty soon you will be unable to put it down! 😅 I loved this book and highly recommend it to EVERYONE. Even if historical books aren’t your forte, this is still an amazing, amazing story! And one more thing to note; get your tissues out, because you are going to cry!!
  • The best book that I have ever read!

    5
    By Mrs. MS 2018
    I really don’t know what to say. It is absolutely amazing. I cried during the last few chapters- a cry like no other.... I feel so bad for the families who went through that HELL.... This is a MUST read ...Ok, I’ll go now- I’m about to read it again! ❤️

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