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Nightingale (Paperback) (Kristin Hannah)

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In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.

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 ****** 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 Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the ****** 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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Age Range: Adult
Author: Kristin Hannah
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2017
TCIN: 51260743
UPC: 9781250080400
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-6211

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JBCA 10 months ago
Set in German-occupied France during WWII, two French sisters become involved in the French underground movement while also dealing with the lasting effects of the abandonment of their father and the death of their mother. The book is narrated by one of the sisters in the present, though you don’t f...see moreof the reviewer's review
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