By Kristin Hannah
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
Such a raw, emotional story5By Turtleneck girlWhen I first picked this book up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first few pages didn’t quite grab my attention, so my hopes for it weren’t high. But was I wrong!! This book has every emotion and demonstrates the resilience women have. I can’t recommend this book enough. Please give it a shot, and you will not be disappointed. I cried for the last hour or more while I finished the book. Inspirational to say the least.
Magnificent5By Lieutenant Cat M.I read a lot of historical fiction from this era, and consider myself to have discerning taste for the genre. This was simply magnificent. I cried a few times, and books don’t usually make me cry. There are some moments in this book that are so completely and uniquely human and that both break your heart and pull it back together. The characters are among some of the most complex I’ve read. I just can’t say enough good things about this beautiful book.
My favorite book5By aai12This was the most incredible, well-written story. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. Those that have taken my recommendation always end up gushing over the book as well.
OMG!!!5By Kbeyer7211Just when I thought I wasn’t going to tear up again, I did! Amazing story about amazing women! Thank you for writing this.
Wonderful!5By Msweiss5Amazing! A must read!
Moving and inspirational!5By Alessia1129Amazing story of two powerful women in terrible times. The character development, writing and everything about this book is everythinggggg. Highly recommend! As a person who hated history in school, I learned so much about history as I read this book.
Phenomenal. Moving.5By gostd002What a breathtaking representation of the French occupation and two wonderfully complex sisters doing their best to get through one of the darkest parts of the worlds history. What a remarkable story, I can’t recommend it enough.
Outstanding!5By kkahernHannah really delivers with The Nightingale - thoughtful, provocative, suspenseful, heart-warming, courageous. I couldn’t put it down. Thank you, Kristin for doing your research and making this such an enveloping and educational read. I have a whole new respect for women during WWII thanks to your book.
My favorite book of all times5By Kiki088A masterpiece!
Amazing Book!5By Jayline87I would recommend this book to anyone, I loved it. It’s a powerful book that is wonderfully written. Beautiful characters, I loved the relationships between them, some that were established and some that changed and grew over the story. And I loved the glimpse into the present day, which was sadly not the outcome I expected. I’ve read a lot of WWII fiction, this is one of my favorites. It’s hard to imagine what people went through and what you would have done had you been in their situation. I would like to this I would follow the example set by Isabelle or Vianne.