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The Nightingale

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesnt 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 France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her childs life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another. Viannes 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 the compelling and mysterious Getan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and sh...

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ISBN : 9780312577223
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 440 pages
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The Nightingale Reviews

  • Sue

    THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah is a historical fiction novel that takes place during World War II, in France, occupied by the Nazi's.

    The book starts in 1995 from the POV of an older woman, her son a doctor, is about to put her in an assisted living facility, then it takes you to France in the 1940’s. As this woman is reminiscing about her life during WWII, you don’t know who she is until the very end of the book. I couldn’t put the book down because I had to know who the woman was at the end
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    Το υπέροχο λυπητερό κελάηδημα αυτού του αηδονιού με συγκλόνισε εξ αρχής, με αγκάλιασε και με ταξίδεψε σε ιστορικές διαδρομές γεμάτες φρίκη και πόνο με μοναδικό κίνητρο επιβίωσης την αγάπη και όπλο αντίστασης την δύναμη που κρύβουμε μέσα μας και δεν το γνωρίζουμε.

    Μεταφερόμαστε στη Γαλλία κατα τη διάρκεια του Β παγκοσμίου πολέμου και εκεί αρχίζει να αποτυπώνεται η απόλυτη σκληρότητα,η ωμή βία, η εξαθλίωση και η απόγνωση των απλών ανθρώπων που γίνονται έρμαια στους δυνατούς του κόσμου που την τύχ
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  • Drew

    Oh my goodness, I loved it. I loved it so much.

    I haven't felt this invested in a book for a long time. Those addictive, fast paced YA books come and go - think Heartless, a 2016 favorite of mine. And then there are those rich, descriptive adult books that fill you up with new knowledge - like The Martian and The Wonder. It's rare when a book combines both of these things. And that's exactly what The Nightingale somehow, brilliantly managed to do.

    This book takes a look at two sisters living in Fr

    “Men tell stories,” I say. It is the truest, simplest answer to his question. “Women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. There were no parades for us when it was over, no medals or mentions in history books. We did what we had to during the war, and when it was over, we picked up the pieces and started our lives over.”


    The writing was so gorgeous and it astounded me how exciting the plot was. You would think the average 400+ page adult historical fiction would be pretty boring, right? I know I did, and I was so wrong. The tense plot had me ripping through the pages as Isabelle manipulated her way into Paris or Vianne slept under the same roof as a Nazi.

    Ironically, I just finished another WWII book, Blood for Blood, and I said how brutally it showcased the horrors of the Nazis - but The Nightingale makes that book look nice in comparison. Make no mistake - this book has rape, torture, death, and doesn't shy away from details of children going hungry or women being sent to concentration camps. But I hugely appreciated the detail, even if it made me flinch or tearfully want to skip ahead, because it put me in the minds of two survivors. I felt their suffering, pain, and determination.

    A beautiful, heartbreakingly honest story. ...more

  • Mandy

    I don't even know where to start this review. I am typing it through teary eyes, so I will keep it simple. (Insert tissues here)

    My pick for Vianne when this becomes a movie is Naomi Watts or Kate Winslet and for Isabella is Julianne Hough or Amanda Seyfried. Let's see if Hollywood takes my suggestion!

    This WW2 novel was so beautifully written. This war was a time of bitter hatred and in this story Kristin Hannah brings to life love, survival, bitterness, strength, and persistence.

    Vianne and Isab
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  • Violet wells

    It was the comparisons to All the Light We Cannot See that attracted me to The Nightingale. Though both novels are set during WW2 the similarities for me stopped there. All the Light is a magical novel electric with beautiful resounding prose and refined artistry; The Nightingale is a novel motored essentially by cliché and exaggeration.

    Clichéd writing isn’t just resorting continually to stock phrases (though Hannah does this a lot); it’s also straining for tension through exaggeration to the p
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  • Nat

    “My nightingale, I got you home.”



    This review contains *spoilers*.

    I honestly didn't expect to like The Nightingale as much as I did.

    The premise of the book intrigued me (I've been really into historical fiction lately).

    This story follows two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, during World War II and their hardships trying to survive.

    My heart broke for each sister as I read their stories full of loss and pain. And I loved the shifting point-of-view that allowed me to see inside each character's head.
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  • Cheri

    3.5 Stars

    I read this now (rather than maybe sometime in the future) because a goodreads friend (thank you, Jennifer!) mentioned in her recent review that they were making a movie out of this book.

    I enjoyed this, but it would be inaccurate for me to say I loved it. I just never really believed in the characters, I never felt they were authentic or “real.” As a result, all of Isabel’s behavior and actions felt created for the purpose of manipulation, and I never really could shake that feeling fo
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  • Jennifer

    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah may be my favorite novel of 2015... and yes, I realize it's only February. It's just that good.

    The setting is World War II, Nazi-occupied France. The story follows two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, and how they each respond in times of great challenge. Their parallel stories are as different as their personalities, but are just as suspenseful, complicated, and emotional. Although The Nightingale is considered fiction, it is firmly planted in well-researched tru

    “I found myself consumed with a single, overwhelming question, as relevant today as it was seventy years ago: When would I, as a wife and mother, risk my life — and more important, my child's life — to save a stranger?”
    Most of us wouldn't. But which is worst: The fear of the risk or the fear of letting children grow up in a world where good people do nothing to stop evil? I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

    My favorite quote:

    “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.”

    Note: Isabelle started out her life as an unruly child, but her tendency to rebel led to great things. If you're raising a hellion yourself, just hang in there – you never know what their independent spirit might develop into! ...more