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The Nightingale
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Getan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII 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.
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Smlambert725
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“Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.”
#April2024

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LoverOfLearning
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Got myself a used kindle!!! Obsessed.

Reading the Nightingale for my bookclub read this month, 45% done. This book is going to shatter me I suspect..... but people seem to really love it!

I predict a 4 star read for me. I'm definitely captivated and wish I could stay up all night and day reading.

PaperbackPirate Congratulations on your Kindle. I hope you love it! 4mo
LiteraryHoarderPenny It was the last part of the book where it really picked up for me and shattered my heart and left me in a puddle of tears. 4mo
LoverOfLearning @LiteraryHoarderPenny I'm not ready 😭 4mo
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BossLady305
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Amazing writing. Without giving spoilers, the story focuses on two women in France during World War II and their struggle to survive during the German occupation of France. There were times I gasped, cried, was upset because even though this is a historical fiction, this story was inspired by reality.

Definitely recommend reading. I look forward to reading other books by Kristin Hannah.

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janeycanuck
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Hard but so moving.

One of the tougher WWII historical fictions I've read lately - but I hate when the war is romanticised so no complaints from me on that front. Each sister has such a compelling story that kept me listening.

Tamra What a lovely puzzle! 5mo
janeycanuck @Tamra It was a fun one to do! 5mo
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Beachbum
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This one broke me. I cried so hard. I really recommend this book. I hear it should be a movie soon with the Fanning sisters, Dakota and Elle, which I would watch. It‘s about the German invasion on France and the Holocaust. It talks about the ladies who helped hide and save Jewish children during WWII. Heartbreaking 💔

LoverOfLearning Reading this nowa almost halfway. Loving it already even though I know I will be shattered. 4mo
Beachbum @LoverOfLearning My heart broke for every main character who was impacted in this story by Love - doing it all for Love 💔 (without giving nothing away) 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Beachbum 😭😭😭 I'm at like chapter 20. I've heard chapter 22 is Gut-wrenching and I'm not sure I'm prepared. 4mo
Beachbum @LoverOfLearning that was me, I wasn‘t sure if I was ready for the next chapter 💔😢😭Sister protecting sister, Neighbor protecting bestie,protecting child, lover protecting lover, this had me heart all over the place. And at the end….💔 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Beachbum right 😭 but man I loved it. 3mo
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Pageturner1
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When you find that one great book 📕

#litsylove #kristinhannah

read tag book in past and remember being like this

CoffeeNBooks Agree! 5mo
Gissy Yes! Sometimes I even dream with some scenes or characters😂 5mo
dabbe 😂 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! 🙌🏻 5mo
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KateReadsYA
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@booksnbowls and I do a monthly book swap from our shelves, and this is her pick for November for me to read! I'm definitely annotating and excited to finally read a book by this author. 🩵

annahenke Oh this is such a moving read! 8mo
KateReadsYA @annahenke Will I cry?! 🫣 8mo
annahenke @KateReadsYA I certainly did! But you‘ll love it. 8mo
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KateReadsYA @annahenke Oof gonna have to prepare myself! Haha. Thanks letting me know. I'm sure I will. @BooksNBowls always picks 5 star reads 8mo
BooksNBowls Enjoy!!!! I‘m so glad to be the one to introduce you to this story! 💕 8mo
Captivatedbybooks Just an FYI it makes you ugly cry 8mo
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WordDevourer
Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

Read this while very sick and helped me have a reason to cry. Though not extremely original, (most of) the characters were allowed the time needed to grow and become rounded and juicy. Isabelle was my favorite character for a large part of the story, but its place was slowly taken by that of Vianne. Perhaps tragedy does make one more flexible.

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WordDevourer
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“What did you do in the war, Mom?”

“I survived,” I say quietly.

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They couldn‘t touch my heart. They couldn‘t change who I was inside. My body … they broke that in the first days, but not my heart, V. Whatever he did, it was to your body, and your body will heal

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WordDevourer
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I am a mother and mothers don‘t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults.

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WordDevourer
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She knew now that no one could be neutral—not anymore—and as afraid as she was of risking Sophie‘s life, she was suddenly more afraid of letting her daughter grow up in a world where good people did nothing to stop evil, where a good woman could turn her back on a friend in need. She reached for the toddler, took him in her arms.

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WordDevourer
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How could you hold on to ideals when you were sick and cold and starving?

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WordDevourer
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“We are all fragile, Isabelle. It‘s the thing we learn in war.”

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WordDevourer
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“I think, as this war goes on, we will all have to look more deeply. These questions are not about them, but about us.”

Vianne felt tears sting her eyes. “I don‘t know what to do anymore. Antoine always took care of everything. The Wehrmacht and the Gestapo are more than I can handle.”

“Don‘t think about who they are. Think about who you are and what sacrifices you can live with and what will break you.”

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WordDevourer
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“Tante Isabelle says it‘s better to be bold than meek. She says if you jump off a cliff at least you‘ll fly before you fall.”

“Ah, yes. That sounds like Isabelle. Perhaps you should ask her about the time she broke her wrist jumping from a tree she shouldn‘t have been climbing in the first place. Come on, let‘s go to school.”

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WordDevourer
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“I would have killed myself before I let one of them move into my house,” Hélène said.
“Would you, Hélène? Would you really?” Vianne said. “And would you kill your children first or throw them out into the street to survive on their own?”

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fv.reads
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My most favourite part of the book was when Captain Beck billet at Vianne‘s home. Somehow, he took care of Vianne and was a pleasant man. They probably had feelings for each other.

My least favourite part of the book was when Vianne had to part with a certain someone.

What I will remember most about this book was when Vianne tied strings to the tree at the front of her house to symbolize each person who was important in her life and had left.

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SusanLee
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Now I know why this was a highly rated book. When the ending revealed itself, I was surprised! It wasn‘t who I thought it was! This is by far the best read for me this year! I‘m so glad to finally read it and I‘m having a book withdrawal syndrome 😅 I‘ve rated this 5/5 😘 If you haven‘t yet, go read this now!
My #bookspin read for August! #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

SassyBookworm Love love loved that book! And I love your book cover/sleeve 😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 💙 10mo
SusanLee @SassyBookworm thanks! It‘s a book sleeve which I‘ve gotten it from a local seller here 10mo
SusanLee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Beccaf
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Such a beautifully written book, you really invest in the characters. A recommended read.

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MyNamesParadise
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I had this on my shelf for years & finally decided 2 read it bc it was selected as March‘s Reese‘s Book Club pick! I‘m so glad I read this book!! It took me a while. Not because it was a difficult read, but simply because I did not want it to end. You‘ll fall in love with Isabelle & Vianne & appreciate what they did during WWII. It‘s supposed to be a movie. I‘d be eager to see it! I highly recommend this one for everyone!

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Eggs
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The story of Isabel and Vianne Rossignol during WW2 during the German occupation of France 🇫🇷. Both women were #GoodHeartedWomen for their heroism in sheltering Jewish children (Vianne), and Isabel created an escape route from France for rescued downed airmen, as her way of fighting the enemy (at great personal cost).

#VolumesAndVocals @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💙 12mo
Eggs 💙🩵💙 12mo
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KCofKaysville
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Great novel of two sisters in France who were heroes and from a broken family. Sort of long but worthwhile.

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KCofKaysville
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Half way or so and Isabelle has made it to Spain for the first time with 4 escaped Allied airmen.

LatrelWhite Just read this a few months ago ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
KCofKaysville @LatrelWhite I was slow getting into it but it‘s getting more interesting now! 13mo
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KCofKaysville
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I am starting this which is about something I like to read about: France and WW2.

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NikkiKey94
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So many people recommended this book to me and when Reese Witherspoon picked it as her book club pick this month I had to go ahead and dive in! I‘m not usually a big fan of historical fiction but I was immediately drawn into this story and I was in tears by the end. This book was so amazing.

MyNamesParadise I‘ve had this book physically on my bookshelf for years since it came out in paperback. I started reading it when Reese announced it for the March pick! But then got distracted by some library holds. I‘m loving it so far! Not halfway through it yet. 13mo
NikkiKey94 @MyNamesParadise I hope you enjoy the rest of it!! I‘m glad I decided to read it because it‘s one of my favorites so far! 13mo
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LatrelWhite
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🥰Reading some and listening some. Loving these voices!🎧☕️📖

carolcharityhome @LatrelWhite wanna support our homeless plus Ukraine orphans with disabilities in our orphanage homes? 1y
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LatrelWhite
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❤️Decided to move this one up to March reads…since everyone is reading it now #Reesebookclub
I love historical fiction and this one is my jam. Don‘t know why it took me so long to pick it up!

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readers_attic
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"Men always think war is about them." But women know what a real war is - its difficulties & struggles which are not always in the battlefield.

Wonderfully written??
#WWII #sisters #historical #recommends

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hofy_reads
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Absolutely magnificent book, went straight to my list of favourite books. So gripping, heart-wrenching, and emotional story of love and family during WW2. Definitely recommend this book!

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AudiobookingWithLeah
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4½⭐
After I finished this, I went on GR and read some reviews for it and found a scathing one where she tore this entire story apart and realized that she made some valid points; so much so, that I reconfigured my rating. Although, I only shaved a half star off my original five stars because, despite its inconsistencies, I was really engaged throughout. I think that in the end, KH had the best intentions with the story and I was there for it.

Bklover Just read that review! Wow!! 1y
AudiobookingWithLeah @Bklover Right! She had some valid points but overall they didn't affect my opinion of the book too much. I really was completely engaged...and that goes a long way in how I rate a book. 1y
Bklover I know what you mean. I read a lot of books that are completely implausible but I love them anyway! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Love. It was the beginning and end of everything, the foundation and the ceiling and the air in between.”

#InQuotes
#Love

❤️❤️❤️

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paisleyjess
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Oh man, what can I say. Her writing is so good. I cried multiple times as I followed the story of two sisters fighting the Nazis in their own ways.

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Karisimo
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These two (Dakota and Elle Fanning) are starring in The Nightingale based on Kristin Hannah‘s book! I hope they do it justice!!!

tpixie Fun! Sisters playing sisters! 1y
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MicrobeMom
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I am looking for some great reads in 2023! Please share with me your favorite of 2022! Give me a post and tag with your favorite or favorites of the year. Happy reading in 2023! #mybookoftheyear!

Kimzey I enjoyed Lessons in Chemistry, Dutch House, A World of Curiosities, the Power of the Dog, and Fresh Water for Flowers. And numerous murder mysteries…📚 1y
MicrobeMom @Kimzey Thank you for for all the excellent suggestions!! 1y
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MicrobeMom
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#12booksin2022 I have two great books in February but this might have been the best books I read this year, so I had to choose this! The Firekeeper‘s Daughter was a close second.

Andrew65 A very popular choice. It is on my TBR but I haven‘t actually read it yet. 1y
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i.z.booknook
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I‘ve read some criticisms about the accuracy of this book and I understand the point but I still really enjoyed it. Some of the language was a bit cheesy and dramatic but it still got me choked up at numerous points. 2 sisters in France during WWII, one battling home life in a occupied village and the other joining the resistance. The characters were really deep and complex and flawed.

DimeryRene Love this cover. I‘ve never seen it! 2y
i.z.booknook @DimeryRene I got this copy in a charity shop! 🥰 2y
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klu13
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Girl power

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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📚 tagged!
📚Nicholas Sparks
📚National Treasure
📚Nelly
📚Night Train by Jason Aldean

I‘m all over the place 😂

#ManicMonday
#LetterN

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Read4life
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#manicmonday #LetterN @CBee

📖 The Nightingale by Hannah
🖋 Nora Roberts
🎥 Now You See Me
📺 The Neighborhood
🎤 NKOTB, No Doubt
🎶 Never Say Goodbye by Bon Jovi, Need You Now by Lady A

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Livyer
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Stack of books that I have high expectations based on hype but I'm too afraid to touch because I don't want to kill the illusion. I asked a book club which one I should read first, popular response was The nightingale.
#tbr #books

robinb Welcome back to Litsy! 😊 (edited) 2y
Livyer @robinb Thank you! 🤩 2y
marleed Of course the popular pick was the book at the bottoms of your stack - haha! 2y
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Livyer @marleed I know right?? Lol but It's ok it's been sitting there for too long. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Havd you read Crawdads yet? 2y
Livyer @TheNeverendingTBR not yet, i really want because o want to watch the movie but for some reason I haven't picked it up. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Livyer Probably the best book I've read in years. 2y
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TalesandTexts
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A very compelling book tracing the Holocaust‘s impact on France and the bravery of the women who gave up everything to save hundreds of innocent lives. A must listen.

Kristen is a genius writer and Polly is a phenomenal performer. :)

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Bethanyroe
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This was historical fiction done right! I really enjoyed it. The storytelling was beautiful and raw. Not an easy read but it wasn‘t an easy time. Truly beautiful and captivating story.

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akfreeborn
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Finally read this one. It told an interesting story of two sisters and their roles in Occupied France during WWII. As historical fiction this was quite good and very emotional at the end.

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Wow, a truly phenomenal book on World War 2, particularly the women‘s war. It‘s so heart wrenching with incredible characters, a riveting story line, and incredible research. An absolute must-read.

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melissajayne
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This is a hard one because a lot of the time it depends on the person you are recommending the book and the situation, but if I had to choose three to recommend, I would choose:
1) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
2) The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
3) The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love The Nightingale ❤️ 2y
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Mshookquilts
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This is a story of a family in France during the 2nd World War, with emphasis on the 2 sisters and the hardships and horrors they experienced. It is also a tale of bravery and love.

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I finished this book yesterday and I reread the last chapter when I woke up. I thought about it throughout the night. It was an excellent book. It was haunting, but most books based on traumatic horrifying moments in history are. Both times I read the last chapter I was crying; Tears of sadness and love. My grandmother suggested this book. It will stay with me. I love the line in the end of the book “Men tell stories.” “Women get on with it.”

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Read4life
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#AlphabetGame #LetterN

Kristin Hannah will appear several times for me during #AlphabetGame
This is one of my favorites by her.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My favorite 💙💙 2y
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AmyK1
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Loved this one! Also good are:
Nothing to See Here
The Night Circus
The Nickel Boys

#letterN #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ohhh I forgot my all time favorite book!! LOVE this one!! 2y
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