The Nightingale (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Kristin Hannah, Polly Stone (Read by)
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In a wonderful departure from her contemporary women's fiction, Hannah brings the devastation of France during WWII to the reader in a very personal way. Two sisters, long estranged, find themselves compelled to work with the partisans for very different reasons. Told in flashback form (which brings the story to a great conclusion in present day), she writes about the daily hardships in detail. Well researched but not dry, you will root for the good guys.

— Valerie

February 2015 Indie Next List

“Filled with sacrifice, betrayal, suspense, courage, and ultimately, forgiveness, The Nightingale offers a haunting glimpse of what it was like for women to survive during WWII. Set in a small town in France, The Nightingale tells the alternating stories of two sisters, their father, and the friends and enemies that occupy their lives during this tragic period of history. Based on a true story, The Nightingale weaves a riveting tale around the heroism of Isabelle, a young woman who serves as a key player in the underground Resistance, and her sister, Viann, who is back home under German occupation, near starvation and struggling to save Jewish children. In the end, however, perhaps this novel is more about the sisterly bonds of love that, although stretched to the limit, still endure. You will not forget the song of The Nightingale.”
— Marnie Mamminga, Redbery Books, Cable, WI

Product Details
ISBN: 9781427263285
ISBN-10: 1427263280
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Publication Date: February 2015
Language: English