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Kristin Hannah

Autor(a) de The Nightingale

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About the Author

Kristin Hannah was born in Southern California in September 1960. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in an advertising agency and practiced law in Seattle. Hannah and her mom began writing a novel together when her mother was suffering from cancer. When her mother died, she put the mostrar mais draft away and continued to practice law. While pregnant with her son, and on bed rest, she took out the draft that she and her mother had written and began to write in earnest. Her draft was done by the time she gave birth. In 1990, she became a published writer and has been writing ever since. She has won numerous awards including the Golden Heart, the Maggie and 1996 National Reader's Choice award. In 2004, she won the Rita Award for Best Novel: Between Sisters. Her title Winter Garden made the New York Times Bestseller List for 2011. Many of Hannah's other titles have made the New York Times Bestsellers List since then including: Night Road, Home Again, Home Front, Fly Away, The Nightingale, Comfort and Joy, True Colours, and The Great Alone. She has written a series entitled Girls of Firefly Lane which includes the books, Firefly Lane, and Fly Away. Two of her books are being made into feature films, The Nightingale, and Home Front. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale (2015) 9,768 cópias
The Great Alone (2018) 4,931 cópias
Firefly Lane (2008) 4,771 cópias
The Four Winds (2021) 3,964 cópias
Winter Garden (2010) 3,448 cópias
Night Road (2011) 2,443 cópias
Magic Hour (2006) 2,126 cópias
True Colors (2009) 2,106 cópias
Home Front (2012) 1,625 cópias
On Mystic Lake (1999) 1,592 cópias
Between Sisters (2003) 1,477 cópias
Summer Island (2001) 1,418 cópias
Fly Away (2013) 1,374 cópias
The Things We Do for Love (2004) 1,320 cópias
Angel Falls (2000) 1,270 cópias
Distant Shores: A Novel (1996) 1,091 cópias
The Women (2024) 1,049 cópias
Comfort & Joy (2005) 917 cópias
Home Again (1996) 827 cópias
If You Believe (1993) 327 cópias
Waiting for the Moon (1995) 317 cópias
Once in Every Life (1992) 283 cópias
When Lightning Strikes (1994) 210 cópias
The Enchantment (1992) 124 cópias
A Handful of Heaven (1991) 107 cópias
The Glass Case (1998) 100 cópias
Another Life (2023) 27 cópias
Harvest Hearts (1993) 18 cópias
Summer Love Omnibus (2003) 3 cópias
Redemption 2 cópias
Secrets to die for 1 exemplar(es)
Gdzie poniesie wiatr (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Menekülés Alaszkába 1 exemplar(es)
Kjr̆lighetens labyrint (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
With Love (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Pomiedzy siostrami (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Een tijd van loslaten (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Angels Falls [and] Distant Shores (2007) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion (2014) — Introdução — 128 cópias
Stories from Suffragette City (2020) — Introdução — 87 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2007 v02 #290 (2007) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias

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An Author Interview with Kristin Hannah em Talk about LibraryThing (Fevereiro 5)
deaf woman, dies too early, given choice of new body em Name that Book (Setembro 2015)

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The Women by Kristin Hannah was the April selection of my book club which focuses on novels featuring interesting women, usually within the historical fiction genre. The women noted by the title were US Army nurses serving in Vietnam. The story revolves around one in particular, and Hannah puts her through the ringer! We found the political and cultural context of the book interesting. All of our members were born in the 1960s, but were too young to actually know what was going on in the adult life of our country. All I remember is watching Walter Cronkite sharing the death toll of our servicemen. This book takes the reader into the dangerous world of the women who no one wanted to admit actually went to Vietnam. While many returning veterans were treated horribly, the women who risked their lives to provide healing and comfort, were also hit with abysmal treatment by the Veterans Administration. The book was definitely an eye-opener. Beautifully written, it does not shy away from the graphic side of the war, nor the obstacles and problems for those who came home. The Women is an excellent book club choice — we had a really great discussion. Please note that this novel was published for the general market. All adult warnings are included.

Recommended.

Great for Book Clubs.

Audience Adults.

(I purchased a copy of this book from Amazon. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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vintagebeckie | outras 70 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
“The women had a story to tell, even if the world wasn’t quite yet ready to hear it, and their story began with three simple words. We were there.”

The Women by Kristin Hannah follows twenty-one-year-old Frances “Frankie” Grace McGrath, a sheltered young woman from an affluent family, who enlisted as a nurse during the Vietnam War. The narrative follows Frankie through the years of the war and the decades that follow.

There is a lot to like about this novel. The author writes with compassion and the narrative flows well. The fact that the author wanted to tell the story of the women who served in the Vietnam War, giving those whose contributions have been ignored a voice, renders this novel remarkable in its scope and intention. I loved how the author describes the camaraderie between friends and colleagues, their support for one another, the resilience, compassion and bravery of the women who served and the sacrifices they made. I also liked how the author incorporated the public outcry and protests back home - the mixed feelings about the war and those who served and the politics of the time - into the narrative. The author’s unflinching depiction of PTSD and how so many people could not find the help they needed to cope with the trauma they carried back home was heartbreaking as were the descriptions of the horrors of war (some of which were more than a little difficult to read) was realistic and thought-provoking and despite the story being set in years of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, the issues that she has raised are both crucial and relevant even in today’s world.

Unfortunately, there are a few issues that prevent me from giving this novel a higher rating. I was invested in Frankie’s journey and was eager to see how she evolved from a privileged young woman whose sheltered upbringing could not have prepared her for what she would have to endure. The weak character development, the focus on her love life, and the stereotypical and slightly disrespectful representation of the men (with whom she gets romantically involved) who serve their country did not make for pleasant reading and detracted from the overall experience. The ending was poignant, but again, the author’s choice to provide a “happy” (melodramatic) ending lessened the overall impact.

Both Ethel and Barb were well thought out characters ( in fact, I found them more interesting than Frankie). Though we do get to know their stories in segments interspersed throughout the novel, mostly through Frankie’s interactions with them, I feel the author has missed an opportunity to further enrich the narrative. In my humble opinion, focusing on one woman’s perspective and relegating the other characters to supporting roles, defeats the purpose of this novel. All three women, each with their distinct convictions and motivations, deserved to have their voices woven into the narrative. The perspectives of all three of these women from diverse backgrounds, each of whom embark on their respective journeys facing their own set of challenges, would have provided much-needed depth to the narrative.

Given the strong historical context and the premise of the novel, I’d expected to enjoy this novel more than I actually did. Overall, while l did not dislike The Women, I can’t help feeling a tad disappointed with certain aspects of the story. However, many have enjoyed this novel more and I would request you to read those reviews before deciding on whether to read this one.

Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for the digital review copy via NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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srms.reads | outras 70 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |
Kristin Hannah does it again. Keep the tissues by your side when you read this.
 
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greenbee | outras 325 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
 
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gutierrezmonge | Apr 21, 2024 |

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Obras
59
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39
Membros
49,127
Popularidade
#318
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
2,258
ISBNs
891
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