The Nightingale Book Kristin Hannah. Europe, 1939 – As her husband, Antoine Mauriac, departs for the Front, Vianne Mauriac bids him farewell in the peaceful village of Carriveau. The Nazis won’t attack France, in her opinion. However, they do invade in large numbers of marching soldiers, convoys of trucks and tanks, and planes that fill the sky and rain bombs on defenseless people.
The Nightingale Book Summary
Vianne and her daughter are forced to coexist with the enemy when a German captain seizes their home. Otherwise, they risk losing everything. She is compelled to make one impossible decision after another in order to keep her family alive when they are without food, money, or hope and as danger mounts all around them.
Isabelle, Vianne’s sister, is a disobedient 18-year-old woman who is pursuing her goals with all the wild ardor of adolescence. She meets Gäetan, a partisan who thinks the French can fight the Nazis from within France, while thousands of Parisians march into the unknowable terrors of war, and she falls in love as only the young can—completely. Isabelle joins the Resistance after he betrays her, never looks back, and repeatedly puts her life in danger to defend others.
Bestselling author Kristin Hannah vividly depicts the vast scope of World Struggle II while illuminating a personal aspect of history that is rarely seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale is a heartbreakingly beautiful book that honors the tenacity of women and the resiliency of the human spirit.
It tells the stories of two sisters who are separated by time, experience, ideals, passion, and circumstance, and who each set out on a perilous journey toward survival, love, and freedom in a war-torn, German-occupied France. It is a book for a lifetime and one for everyone.
#1 Indie Next Selection, People’s Favorite Fiction Winner, Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year A Best Book of the Year pick from Buzzfeed and The Week
About the Author: The Nightingale Book Series Audiobook
The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and The Four Winds are just a few of the more than twenty novels written by #1 New York Times bestselling author KRISTIN HANNAH. She is a former attorney who is now a writer, and she and her husband reside in the Pacific Northwest.
The Nightingale Book Ending Explained Release Date
- Publisher : St. Martin’s Griffin; Reprint edition
- (April 25, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 608 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250080401
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250080400
The Nightingale Book Review Kindle
A didactic novel containing factual inaccuracies, clichés, and emotive sadness. I’ve read innumerable firsthand accounts of the Second World War and its repercussions on the occupied people, in addition to fiction. I was old enough to be alive throughout that crucial period in European history.
This is by far the most gratingly inadequate attempt to portray normal living or remarkable behavior within civil society at that time. Worst of all, perhaps, is the constant exploitation of the issue for cheap pathos, with shoddy research and portrayal. An illustration of how, even with the best of intentions, tackling a subject like this can go horribly wrong without the use of rigor.
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