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Friday, April 15, 2016


I recently read The Nightingale, a novel by Kristin Hannah (2015).

The novel is set in France, with most of the story unfolding between 1935 and 1945.  Sisters Isabelle Rosignoll and Vianne Mauriac grapple, in their own unique ways, with the nightmare of World War II and the eventual German occupation of France.  Each loses loved ones, family, and friends to the war, in one way or another.  And each determines eventually to become part of the French Resistance (though in quite dissimilar roles).  

KH does a remarkable job of developing the characters in this book, as she pulls the reader in emotionally.  An excellent story, woven through and around one of the most tragic events and time periods in human history.  

You’ll need tissues if you decide to read this one (and I think you’ll want to).

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