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[Used] The Nightingale

| St Martins Pr | 2/3/2015

ISBN-10 : U174365019   ISBN-13 : 9780312577223   List Price : $13.99

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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.

France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France ? but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can ? completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

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



Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. Discussion guide available online. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Firefly Lane.

"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah's next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden"--

"Vianne and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Vianne and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne 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 oftheir actions. Vivid and exquiste in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with great monstrosities, but also great humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long afterthey turn the last page"--

Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0312577222
  • ISBN-13: 9780312577223
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 440
  • Dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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