The Nightingale

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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

" unforgettable portrait of love and war." -People


If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. Today’s young people want to know everything about everyone. The...

About the Author:

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the The Nightingale, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michelle MacLaren. Her latest novel is The Great Alone, set in Alaska. Hannah is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Night Road, Fly Away, and Home Front, which has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (producers of the Oscar-nominated film The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to write, produce, and direct. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Ratings (67):

Incredible (19)
Loved It (31)
Liked It (10)
It Was OK (3)
Did Not Like (2)
Hated It (2)

Reader Stats (111):

Read It (60)
Currently Reading (1)
Want To Read (42)
Did Not Finish (1)
Not Interested (7)


Liked It
france , ww2

It captivated me right away. This is a heartbreaking story of courage and sacrifice that took place in occupied France during World War II.

11/1/2022 10:35:20 AM
Loved It
an incredible story

The most moving representation of family, friendship, love, and sacrifice may be found in the greatest novel I've read in a very long time. I'll remember this story forever.

11/1/2022 2:50:57 AM
Liked It

I liked this book and it kept me reading, but the story didn't really move me until the very end. A good story, but rather predictable. The prose was just average.

11/1/2022 1:20:17 AM
Liked It

If you love reading about how people's lives are affected by war, this book is for you.

10/30/2022 2:53:48 PM
Loved It
heartbreak of a tale

Story of two sisters, their lives, and their involvement in opposing the Germans in WWII-occupied France is haunting and sometimes cruel.

10/30/2022 11:39:55 PM
Loved It
world war 2

Story of two sisters' valor and the tragic German occupation of France during World War II. Beautiful

10/31/2022 10:20:14 PM
Loved It
excellent historical fiction

I like reading fiction that is based on World War II -really loved it.

10/28/2022 2:41:55 AM

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