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Winter Garden (Reissue) (Paperback) by Kristin Hannah

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About the Book

From the author of the bestsellers "Firefly Lane" and "True Colors" comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past.

Book Synopsis

Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden is one woman's sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption. At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. It is a novel that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.

1941. Leningrad, a once magical city besieged by war, cut off from aid, buried in snow. A city full of women desperate to save their children and themselves...

2000. Loss and old age have taken a terrible toll on Anya Whitson. At last, she will reach out to her estranged daughters. In a halting, uncertain voice, she begins to weave a fable about a beautiful Russian girl who lived in Leningrad a lifetime ago...

Nina and Meredith sit spellbound at their mother's bedside, listening to a story that spans more than sixty years and moves from the terrors of war-torn Leningrad under siege to modern-day Alaska.

In a quest to uncover the truth behind the story, Nina and Meredith discover a secret so shocking, so impossible to believe, it shakes the foundation of their family and changes who they believe they are.

"Another powerful story of family love, and strong women...a fascinating story that weaves fairy tales into reality, fairy tales that don't always have the expected endings."--The Herald-News

"...a gripping read. Hannah's audience will find plenty to discuss in this enthralling entry."--Booklist

Review Quotes

"A . . . searing story with a breathtaking, beautiful ending."--The Seattle Times

"It's a tearjerker, but the journey is as lovely--and haunting--as a snow filled winter's night."--People Magazine

"This tearjerker weaves a convincing historical novel and contemporary family drama."--Library Journal

"Readers will find it hard not to laugh a little and cry a little more as mother and daughters reach out to each other just in the nick of time."--Publishers Weekly

About The Author

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Night Road, Firefly Lane, and True Colors. She was born in Southern California and moved to Western Washington when she was eight. A former lawyer, Hannah started writing when she was pregnant and on bed rest for five months. Writing soon became an obsession, and she has been at it ever since. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 436
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family + Friendship
Publisher: Griffin
Format: Paperback
Author: Kristin Hannah
Language: English
Street Date: January 4, 2011
TCIN: 13137303
UPC: 9780312663155
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3515
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.5 inches length x 8 inches width x 1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
100% would recommend
3 recommendations

One of Kristin's Best

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Peyton - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
After reading the nightingale and four winds I was aching for another good read. It seemed like Winter Garden was slow to start, but it is seriously almost as good as nightingale. Arguably better. It’s an amazing story. I cried many times, happy and sad tears. Love this book and love the author so much !!!!
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Beautiful story about how life shapes who we become as a person and parent.

5 out of 5 stars
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Ames - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is such a beautiful story about the relationship between mother and daughters. As children, it’s easy to forget that our parents had a life before our memories and that life shaped who they became. Meredith and Nina have never been close to their mom. They always felt like she was distant and unfeeling. When their beloved dad passes away, he makes his wife promise to tell her story and his daughters to listen to it. The result is compassion, love, and respect for the mom and a new found relationship for the daughters.
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A Beautiful Story

4 out of 5 stars
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Rhi - 2 years ago
WWII historical fiction; alternating timeline; trigger warnings below Winter Garden is a beautiful story about a dysfunctional mother & daughter relationship and the discovery of a hidden past. This story is full of complex characters drama, and heartache. As expected with any Kristin Hannah novel, this story will rip your heart open in the most marvelous way. I really enjoyed the story within a story that existed in this book, using the alternating timeline. I greatly appreciated how the “story” was italicized, giving the past its own voice throughout the book. While the overall storyline seemed a bit unrealistic, I enjoyed watching the story unfold. Audiobook Thoughts: I adored that the narrator gave the story of the past a Russian accent, really bringing that story to life and helping to differentiate the two parts of the story. Trigger Warning: War, Death, Starvation, Death of a Child, Grief
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