The Nightingale

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

by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale: Bravery, Courage, Fear and Love in a Time of War
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  • 9781447283072
  • 9781447283065

The New York Times number one bestselling title. 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 provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.

Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war.

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.


  • Pan Macmillan; January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781447283065
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  • Title: The Nightingale
  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • Imprint: Pan
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  • 9781447283072
  • 9781447283065

In The Press

The real horrors of war; the deprivations; the risks are all there... This is a hauntingly tragic yet sympathetic novel


About The Author

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read. She is also the author of The Great Alone.


Customer Reviews

Jennifer M.
4/4/2016
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One of the best books
One of the best books I have read this year.
Ruth F.
4/19/2016
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The nightengale
Unforgettable and riveting.
barbara m.
4/14/2017
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The nightingale
I t is a very good description of what happened in France during WW11. However, the human interest depiction is not what entertains me. It's depressing and uninspirational, in my opinion.
Julie T.
6/22/2017
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Excellent book
This author is always pulling my emotions into her stories. Be prepared this one may bring tears. It was a book that was hard for me to put down. Excellent read!
Jana M.
7/29/2017
The Nightingale
Unforgettable, so moving, illuminating, a great experience.
Mariyam N.
2/13/2016
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The Nightingale
Love the book.. it was refreshing!
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ISBNs
  • 9781447283072
  • 9781447283065