Best-selling author Lisa See said, “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.” The Nightingale is the story of two sisters living in France at the beginning of World War II. The older sister, Vianne, says goodbye to her husband, who's heading off to fight in the war. She and her daughter become prisoners in their own home after it's requisitioned by German forces, and Vianne is faced with making impossible choices to save her family. Her younger sister, Isabelle, is an 18-year-old girl who falls for a young man who eventually betrays her. She then joins the Resistance and begins risking her life to save others. The Nightingale was a runaway bestseller, staking a claim on the New York Times Bestseller list for close to two years following its publication in 2015. The audiobook won the Fiction Audie award in 2016. All formats of the book are available for checkout from the Everett Public Library.
Hannah appears courtesy of the Everett Public Library’s Genette Brocken fund, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at the Everett Performing Arts Center (2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett). No tickets are required and admission is free. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.
Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane. Her novel Home Front has been optioned by 1492 Films, which produced the Oscar-nominated movie, The Help. TriStar optioned The Nightingale less than a month after its publication. Kristen has won many awards, including the Golden Heart, the Maggie, and the 1996 National Reader's Choice award. She trained as a lawyer and practiced entertainment and anti-trust law for several years before giving up her practice to write her highly successful stories of female friendship, motherhood, and domestic conflict. The Nightingale is her first work of historical fiction. Though she has a residence in Seattle, this is Hannah’s only 2017 scheduled appearance in Washington.