The Nightingale

Bravery, Courage, Fear and Love in a Time of War

4.54 based on 253709 ratings & 31834 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 29.01.2015
ISBN: 9781447283065
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'Great characters, great plots, great emotions, who could ask for more in a novel?' - Isabel Allende, bestselling author of The House of the Spirits

The New York Times number one bestselling novel.

Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann 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 of their actions.

Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale will leave you breathless.

In the media

Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob
Daily Mail
Unforgettable
Easy Living
A gripping, emotional read
SHE magazine