The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 17,094 Ratings



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


  • Amazing

    By kconroy78
    Ugly cried on a plane
  • My favorite book ever

    By Twistedknotts
    Amazing, what a tale. This is setting the bar high for all books to come.
  • Simply amazing

    By KCannon08-
    What a wonderfully and heartbreaking book. I felt like I was there in the resistance with these women. Loved the twist at the end!
  • Review

    By kelleygil
    Great book
  • Excellent book

    By Jules-lovesto-read
    The first book I read by her. Such a good read of her explains about Russian history in such a way very hard to put the novel done. Highly recommend this novel
  • Amazing

    By LoreV1028
    Beautifully written. So heartfelt. I cried a few times. I enjoyed reading this.
  • A favorite!

    By jren19
    Highly recommend. Great from start to finish.
  • Waterworks

    By Rose201212
    This book was hard to read because of how invested I became in the characters. It’s one thing to know about history. It’s another thing the be implanted in a story. This was beautiful
  • Perfectly written!

    By Butterflytatt2s
    This book is captivating! Kept me on the edge of my seat and hoping for resolution! I grew to love the characters and could not believe the struggles and history this book takes you through! Well done! My new favorite book!!
  • Not to be missed

    By debems
    Great read! Really digs into the lives of women in WW2 and their own war. Recommend highly.