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The Nightingale is a novel, written by Kristin Hannah and published in 2015. It tells the story of two sisters in France during World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. He was inspired by the story of a Belgian woman, Andrée de Jongh, who helped the downed Allied pilots escape from the Nazi territory. The book sold well, earning places on several bestseller lists, and TriStar Pictures offered an adaptation for the screen in March 2015.


Author Kristin Hannah
Audio read by Polly Stone
Country France
Language English
Genre historical fiction
Published 2015
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 440

Book Summary
France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life and again to save others.

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Book Review
With courage, grace and powerful insight, the best-selling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of the story that is rarely seen: the women's war. The nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion, and circumstances, each embarking on their own dangerous path to survival, love, and freedom in the Germans occupied France and devastated by war. , a heartbreaking and beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for all, a novel for a lifetime.

About The Author
Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 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.

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