The Nightingale is a phenomenon that has enthralled a generation of readers.
This story is about what it's like to be a woman during the war when women's stories are all too often forgotten or overlooked . . . Vianne and Isabelle are two sisters who we follow through World War II in German-occupied France.
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 story of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path towards survival, love and freedom in war-torn France. It is 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.
'Movingly written and plotted with the heartless skill of a Greek tragedy, you'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob'
'I loved The Nightingale . . . 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
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.