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Critical Praise

“I loved Kristin Hannah's THE NIGHTINGALE. She has captured a particular slice of French life during World War II with wonderful details and drama. But what I loved most about the novel was the relationship between the two sisters and Hannah's exploration of what we do in moments of great challenge. Do we rise to the occasion or fail? Are we heroes or cowards? Are we loyal to the people we love most or do we betray them? Hannah explores these questions with probing finesse and great heart.”

—Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestseller author of SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN

"In this epic novel, set in France in World War II, two sisters who live in a small village find themselves estranged when they disagree about the imminent threat of occupation. Separated by principles and temperament, each must find her own way forward as she faces moral questions and life-or-death choices. Haunting, action-packed and compelling.” 

—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN

"A beautifully written and richly evocative examination of life, love and the ravages of war, and the different ways people react to unthinkable situations --- not to mention the terrible and mounting toll of keeping secrets. This powerhouse of a story is equally packed with action and emotion, and is sure to be another major hit.” 

—Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

“Hannah's latest is a page-turner that will no doubt have readers reaching for tissues. This moving, emotional tribute to the brave women who fought behind enemy lines during the war is bound to gain the already immensely popular Hannah an even wider audience. [THE NIGHTINGALE] is positioned to take the book world by storm.”