The Nightingale

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466850604
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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 "Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war." —People

The Bear And The Nightingale

Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1101885947
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Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. “A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil. Then Vasya’s widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya’s stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village. But Vasya’s stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village’s defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed—to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse’s most frightening tales. Praise for The Bear and the Nightingale “Arden’s debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical.”—The Washington Post “Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family.”—Booklist (starred review) “An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic.”—Robin Hobb

The Skull And The Nightingale

Author: Michael Irwin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062202375
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Michael Irwin’s The Skull and the Nightingale is a chilling and deliciously dark, literary novel of manipulation and sex, intrigue and seduction, set in 18th-century England. When Richard Fenwick returns to London, his wealthy godfather, James Gilbert, has an unexpected proposition. Gilbert has led a sedate life in Worcestershire, but feels the urge to experience, even vicariously, the extremes of human feeling: love, passion, and something much more sinister. It becomes apparent that Gilbert desires news filled with tales of carousing, flirtation, excess, and London’s more salacious side. But Gilbert’s elaborate and manipulative “experiments” into the workings of human behavior soon drag Richard into a Faustian vortex of betrayal and danger where lives are ruined and tragedy is only a step away. With echoes of Dangerous Liaisons, Michael Irwin’s The Skull and the Nightingale is an urgent period drama that seduces the senses.

The Nightingale

Author: Carol Russell Law
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781413481969
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Maria Félicia García took to opera like a nightingale to song. The daughter of world-famous tenor Manuel del Popolo Vicente Garcia, who was also a control freak, she made her début in opera at the ripe old age of seventeen on two days' notice in June 1825. Engaged to sing the leading role of Rosina in Rossini's Barber of Seville at the King's Theatre in London, she was an overnight sensation. Garcia discovered that she was having a fling with a young man and whisked her away to America. The García Opera Troupe set sail for New York on a packet ship and thus brought opera sung in Italian to the New World. Maria's success at the Park Theatre in New York was equally phenomenal. Newspapers described her as "the magnet who attracted all eyes and won all hearts" and rhapsodized over "the silver tones of the Signorina." One of the men who fell under the spell was a ship owner named Eugene Malibran. They were married on the day before her eighteenth birthday, and soon she became well known as Maria Malibran. In addition to singing, Maria was a composer of songs, something else she probably learned at her father's knee. Garcia is said to have written 90 operas and operettas as well as many songs. Around fifty songs came from Maria's pen. The Malibran Society, a nonprofit corporation founded by Carol Russell Law, has republished twenty of them thus far. The Nightingale also contains music the vocal lines and lyrics of nine songs and arias that play a part in the dramatic story of Maria Malibran, who was said by many to have been the first superstar of opera.

With Every Letter Wings Of The Nightingale Book 1

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441239758
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Lt. Mellie Blake is a nurse serving in the 802nd Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation, Transport. As part of a morale building program, she reluctantly enters into an anonymous correspondence with Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer in the 908th Engineer Aviation Battalion in North Africa. As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other's true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face to face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage to their past? And can they learn to trust God and embrace the gift of love he offers them? Combining excellent research and attention to detail with a flair for romance, Sarah Sundin brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing, and true love.

The Nightingale A Novel By Kristin Hannah Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! France in 1939 is when the second world war started. Vianne Mauriac said goodbye to her husband as he was preparing for the front. Now, she was going to be left at home with no one to protect the family, no one to count on and no one to lean on but herself. She did not believe that the German Army will invade France…but they did. It's all up to her to plan, to move, and to think of a way to keep her family together safe and alive. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Summary The Nightingale

Author: Summary Guy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546980797
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The Nightingale- A Complete Summary! The Nightingale is a novel, written by author Kristin Hannah. It tells the story of two French sisters, Vianne Mauriac and Isabelle Rossignol, amid the German control of France in World War II. Fifty years after the end of the war, an as of late widowed lady in a waterfront town in Oregon, is getting ready to move to a nursing home on the grounds that her malignancy has returned. Her son, a specialist, comes to help her and discovers her in the loft, experiencing a trunk of old things he has never seen. In August of 1939, Britain and France, regardless of having proclaimed war on Germany, have not occupied with any military fights with the German Reich. Pressures are high among the French citizenry as they anticipate the beginning of the war. The sufferings of the Great War, and the huge number of lives lost, are still crisp in their brains. Vianne Mauriac, wife of Antoine and mother of Sophie, lives in Carriveau, a town in the Loire Valley, in her family home, Le Jardin. Vianne is an instructor at the nearby primary school and Antoine is a postal carrier. Antoine informs her that he has been drafted into the armed force. Vianne and Sophie see him off at the train station. However, Vianne can't force herself to say farewell to Antoine. After ten months, Vianne's younger sister, Isabelle, touches base with Paris in the wake of being ousted from another completing school. Their dad, Julien, declines to permit Isabelle to stay with him at the family flat in Paris. It will be excessively unsafe on the ground because the Battle of France has started. Instead, he sends her to stay with Vianne. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Nightingale.

On Distant Shores Wings Of The Nightingale Book 2

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144124297X
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Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie's cozy life gets decidedly more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. Hutch resents the lack of respect he gets as a noncommissioned serviceman and hates how the war keeps him from his fiancée. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal? Or will the pressures of war destroy the fragile connection they've made? With her signature attention to detail and her talent for bringing characters together, Sarah Sundin pens another exciting tale in her series featuring WWII flight nurses. Fans new and old will find in On Distant Shores the perfect combination of emotion, action, and romance.

It Was The Nightingale

Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Carcanet
ISBN: 1847776965
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During a Christmas leave in London, Ford Madox Ford attended a party at the French Embassy, 'a heavy blond man in a faded uniform', wearied by years of war, recalled to a longing for the life of a writer. The evening marks the beginning of a new phase of Ford's life, the years of It Was the Nightingale. Ford evokes the literary milieux of London, Paris and New York between the wars with sparkle, wit and energy. Recollections range across time in a subtle and flexible narrative that fuses fiction and memoir. A memory of a dark January day in Paris, in the weeks 'between dog and wolf', when Ford read the news of the death of the novelist John Galsworthy, triggers an exploration of the transition from an entire pre-war world: a ghost had passed, writes Ford, and Nancy Cunard steps forward 'like a jewelled tropical bird'. Here is James Joyce, whom Ford found dull company with his 'thin little jokes'; Ezra Pound playing Provencal songs on the bassoon; Gertrude Stein driving through the streets of Paris with the solemn 'snail-like precision' of a Pharoah. Behind the vivacity other ghosts, too, are always present: men killed and damaged in the war, mental breakdown and betrayal, out of which Ford was to create his best-loved novel, Parade's End.

In Perfect Time Wings Of The Nightingale Book 3

Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441245111
Size: 15.90 MB
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Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her. Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer to where they don't want to go. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings in their pasts? Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaves together emotion, action, and sweet romance into a tale that transcends time and calls us to believe in the power of love.