The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 10,399 Ratings

Description

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

Reviews

  • Amazing!

    5
    By Teebeesee90
    Absolutely amazing
  • Outstanding book!!!

    5
    By lauries85
    Wonderful read!!!
  • Historical soap opera?

    3
    By Cahello
    I’m not a book snob by any means, but this was more similar to a soap opera than a good historical fiction, which I thought I was getting into. It’s entertaining to some degree, but some of the details don’t line up with the era the book took place in and it has a lot of cliches.
  • Amzazing

    5
    By Fix The Update Button
    This story took its time to unravel and by the middle I couldn’t put it down. As a Jewish woman and a human being, I look at the world wondering what is to become of us all. Most of us have not lived through wartime and after reading this vivid story, I hope we never do. This story reinvigorated my faith in my own courage and everyone else’s.
  • Anazing!!!!

    5
    By Sandman505
    One of the best books I have ever read. Towards the end I could not put the book down. This book will stay with you, move you, and possibly make you cry. Whenever I think I have it rough all I have to do is think of the The Nightingale and life is not that bad.
  • The Nightingale

    5
    By TiffaniHull
    Slow start but a few chapters in and I could not put it down!
  • Nail biter!

    5
    By 8fleurs
    Hannah keeps you riveted on what may happen next and delivers a truly genuine accounting of the way life was for those unfortunate French citizens caught in the occupation. One of my favorite books of the year. Well done!
  • The nightingale

    5
    By Bjwk2
    OMG, COULD NOT OUT THIS BOOK DOWN. SO TRUTHFUL AND REALISTIC. A MUST READ !!!!! KRISTIN HANNAH IS THE ROLLS ROYCE OF STORY TELLING. TRY WINTER GARDEN IF YOU LOVED THIS, YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY AGAIN.
  • Historical fiction at its finest

    5
    By schmidthk
    I read this incredibly special book 3 years ago and I still think of it often. Wonderful story telling, so satisfying to discuss with other readers. If you liked “All The Light We Cannot See” you will thoroughly enjoy this book.
  • Amazing

    5
    By streetmanc
    This book was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t put it down. I am not an avid reader and I read it in 3 days. It was truly mesmerizing, drew you in and I couldn’t put it down. I would highly recommend.