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The Women
The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
The missing. The forgotten. The brave... The women. From master storyteller Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes the story of a turbulent, transformative era in America: the 1960s. The Women is that rarest of novelsat once an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided by war and broken by politics, of a generation both fueled by dreams and lost on the battlefield. Women can be heroes, too. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances Frankie McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America. The Women is the story of one woman gone to war, but it shines a light on the story of all women who put themselves in harms way to help others. Women whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has all too often been forgotten. A novel of searing insight and lyric beauty, The Women is a profoundly emotional, richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose extraordinary idealism and courage under fire define a generation.
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Injeanious
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Wow! That was intense! First time in a long time I stayed up too late to finish a book and cried during the book. Shocked by the surprises. Lots of depth in this book.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kristin Hannah‘s newest historical fiction does not disappoint!

Captivatedbybooks Oh my womb!!!! Who is that cutie furface?! 😍 1d
Djspens @Captivatedbybooks that‘s my little 14 year old buddy Shiloh 🐶 1d
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I‘m was humbled reading this realizing how little I know of the women serving in Vietnam. I‘m self-taught about this conflict because I‘m of the age where Vietnam was neither history nor current events in my schooling. Part 1 is fast-paced and I couldn‘t stop reading. Part 2 is a testament to the resources we owe troops who‘ve been under fire. 👇

marleed Although I enjoyed the love stories for Frankie, I do wish it had been edited down to a single love story. Vietnam was grueling, and her interactions with fellow nurses and wounded was compelling without need for two love stories. That‘s a small complaint on a very good book. (edited) 3d
Crazeedi Have this on hold 3d
marleed @Crazeedi oh I hope like it! She is an auto read author for me. Thanks to Litsy my list of auto read authors keeps growing and growing! 2d
Crazeedi @marleed same with me! 2d
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Branwen
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A new Kristin Hannah book is always a reason for celebration! 🥳🎉🎉🎉 Decided to start this one before heading into work today! #botm

CocoReads I can never start a new book before going to work. If I did, I‘d be really grouchy because I‘d just want to read instead of doing the work. 🤣 4d
Branwen @CocoReads Yup! This is exactly what happened to me! 🤭💕 1d
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I love Kristin Hannah books,& this one didn‘t disappoint.I finished reading it through tears.I was young during the Vietnam war,but I remember seeing coverage.My step father was a Vietnam vet who served in the Navy,He told me stories as well. This book was well written.I liked the references to the music of the time.I have the utmost respect for our veterans,& am very happy for this opportunity to learn more about the women who served in Vietnam.

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I'm not surprised that I enjoyed this one. Kristin Hannah has never let me down.

The Women is about a young lady named Frankie who enlists as an Army nurse so that she can go to Vietnam like her older brother.

Heartbreaking, educational, well researched, and well-written.

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Andrew65
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Started reading this book, and I suddenly find myself in a terrifying field hospital in Vietnam. Got me hooked already.

#ReadAway2024 @DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses

Bookwormjillk Can‘t wait for this one 5d
MamaGina I‘m looking forward to this one SO much! 5d
Andrew65 @MamaGina @Bookwormjillk 80 pages in (which I read in one sitting) and really enjoying it. Not sure where it‘s heading. 5d
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Librariana So glad you're enjoying it, @Andrew65 😊 Our library system purchased 30 copies and we've got 139 customers on the holds queue at present 😳 5d
Andrew65 @Librariana That‘s a lot, reminds me of a book I‘m on the hold list for and likely to get in 2025 🤣 5d
Suet624 This one sounds really good. 5d
DieAReader 🤓Enjoy! 5d
Andrew65 @Suet624 It is, approaching halfway and one of those books you want to take your time over. 4d
Bluebird Excellent! Was just notified my library hold is ready for pick up! Will be starting this soon 😀 3d
Andrew65 @Bluebird 60% through and loving it, but quite the rollercoaster of emotions. 2d
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Wow, wow, wow!!! This is one of the best pieces of historical fiction I have ever read. Kristin Hannah expertly takes the reader into a tumultuous and dangerous time, putting us directly into the heart of the war. It is also deeply intimate and personal, allowing us to see examples of the friendships formed and the love affairs that happen while under such intense conditions.

Bookwormjillk I am really looking forward to this one 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait to read this one! 6d
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The perspective of the Vietnam War has always been written by men who served, but what about the women who served as support? This is the story of Frances 'Frankie' McGrath, who assists on the battlefront as a military nurse after her brother is deployed. From her camaraderie with her fellow nurses to seeing firsthand the horrors of war, Frankie must deal with the aftermath and her torn feelings concerning the conflict.

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Go get this book now! If you grew up in the late 60s or 70s this book will hit you hard. Francis goes to Vietnam to nurse the soldiers. From the time she sets foot in the jungle of Vietnam to the unwelcoming homecoming, we hear the story of all of the women who supported the US troops. Will be my best read of 2024! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So far, amazing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sweet kitty 🤍🐾 2w
Margot0817 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks He says thank you 😊 2w
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Djspens
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Excited to start Kristin Hannah‘s new book, in between commercials 😉😊🏈 #Superbowl

Brooke_H I‘m enjoying it so far. 2w
marleed Kanzazzzz City! 2w
Djspens I didn‘t get much reading done lol it was a great game! 2w
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angieinwonderland
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Another masterpiece by Kristin Hannah that put my heart through a blender. The range of emotions through this epic, and I am going to believe what I want of the open ending. Now I am just sad that I'm done!

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Hannah Time! I‘m in book coma from this amazing and well-researched book, about a forgotten group of brave women who worked (and died) in Vietnam war hospitals. These RNs treated both US soldiers and south Vietnamese villagers. 5 of 5 🌟

#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💛❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen I meant to say a few days ago you got through this one fast! 1w
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Leftcoastzen It was unputdownable 😔 1w
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JenReadsAlot
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#botm bookmail!

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Allthebookclubs
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Wow. The care that went into writing about something so harrowing is felt throughout the book. Frankie‘s entire journey was so thoughtfully and well written that I could see and feel and smell everything on the page. War is ugly and it ruins people and to read something so raw, it pulls at your soul and makes you feel everything. Book #11 in 2024 (their faces are intentional)

Allthebookclubs 📖 2024 Book Journaling Journey🎨 #bookjournaling #watercolor #create #TheWomen #armynursecorps #thereWEREwomeninVietnam #ptsd **Their faces are intentional. It‘s a representation of how these courageous women were treated when they came home from WAR. 🇺🇸🎗️ 2w
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Today was the PERFECT day for my Book of the Month box to arrive, since it's also the tagged book's official publication day! 🥳🎉🎉🎉 I'm so excited for all three of these, but I'm definitely planning to start The Women first! #botm

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ReadingisMyPassion
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The book‘s compelling narrative kept me hooked from beginning to end. The characters were well-developed. The protagonist, Frankie McGrath, is a complex, relatable character. Her flaws and strengths were so realistic she could have been any of us. The pacing of the book is fast and engaging, with rapid page-turning action in the first half of the novel specifically.

Drnkpnkprincess Did you cry? I can‘t read any more of her books if I‘m gonna cry… 🙃 3w
ReadingisMyPassion @Drnkpnkprincess No, but most people probably do when reading it. 1w
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AmyK1
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Gotta love a good #bookmail day. Both my #botm selections and Pango order came today 😁

Aims42 Wohooo! #bookmail on a Monday is the BEST 🤩 3w
AmyK1 @Aims42 it really is 😁 3w
TheAromaofBooks Pango! Too dangerous for words! 😂 3w
AmyK1 @TheAromaofBooks It definitely is, especially when I have money from sold books to spend 😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks PANGO BUCKS!!!!! 😂 😂 😂 3w
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Mpcacher
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Hannah never disappoints and this book is no exception as once again I was entertained & educated. This is a powerful story about the women who went to Vietnam, the trauma they experienced and the lack of respect and help available for them when they returned home. There is also some romance & family issues. Hannah does a wonderful job of pulling me into the life of the characters. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. I really liked this one. 4.5/5!

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Hannah‘s latest novel, spanning decades and revolving around Frances and her fellow Army nurses in Vietnam makes for a riveting and emotional read. As usual, Hannah‘s characters leap off the page— I couldn‘t put this one down. And while some twists are easy to see coming (and I wanted just a bit more from the ending!), I think this will be a provocative discussion starter for its readers and book clubs. Once again, I can‘t wait to see what‘s next!

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AmyK1
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Finally! I was hoping #BOTM would have Kristin Hannah‘s new one this month. I‘ve skipped at least 4 months in a row and will be canceling now.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Frozen River is fabulous!! 3w
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EadieB
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#JoyousJanuary #BookSpinBingo #SeriesLove2024
#Saturday13thJanuarythruSunday21stJanuary #ReadAway2024

Frankie McGrath chose to follow her brother, Finley, and joined the Army Nurse Corps and followed his path into the Vietnam War. Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war. The real battle lies in coming home to a changed and divided America, to angry protesters, and a country that wants to forget Vietnam.

EadieB Frankie would stop by the VA and go to discussion groups and be told that only men were in Vietnam and fought in the war. Even her parents told her not to talk about the war. Kristin Hannah has written a book about all the women who served in Vietnam. The book is a great tribute to these women and one that should be read by all. Her best friends, Barb and Ethel, she met in Vietnam. 4w
EadieB They help her as best they can to overcome her inability to get back to normal. There are many other parts of the book that I could write about but I think you should just get a copy and read it for yourself. It‘s a great book and there are three words that stand out: WE WERE THERE! 4w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 4w
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JacqMac Great review! It isn‘t released here yet and I am waiting for it with much anticipation. lol 4w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
EadieB @JacqMac it is really good! Should be released on February 6th. 4w
Crazeedi I remember those days ... 4w
MamaGina Very excited about this one!!! 4w
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Kshakal
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Definitely the tagged book!!

BookmarkTavern You‘re the second one to tag this one! How exciting! Thanks for posting! 4w
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Karisimo
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Probably the tagged! Kristin Hannah is always a solid pick for me!

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AsYouWish Riley Sager‘s new book - Middle of the Night 4w
BookmarkTavern That looks fun! Thanks for posting! 4w
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Wow! Reading this book was like watching a movie in my mind. The descriptions are so real, I literally winced and looked away from my kindle more than once. The roller coaster ride of emotions, the raw honesty, the hurt and the anger, the pain, and the injustice. The lifelong bonds of friendship and support that were made. And the ending, the ending moved me to tears. This story is a story that was just waiting to be told & (cont in comments)...

TheHeartlandBookFairy and I can't think of a better person to tell this story than Kristin Hannah. This is a must read! 1mo
Crazeedi I can't wait to read this one 1mo
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The Women by Kristin Hannah

OMG this book was good. Right up there with all of this author's books. It's about a time that I have not read a lot about but was born during. The Vietnam War... The Women of Vietnam. And yes they were there. A very emotional book.

Full review: http://tinyurl.com/rn9chn4r

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Crazeedi Definitely putting on my tbr!!! 1mo
Lsmoore43 @Crazeedi Just invest in plenty of tissue. You will need them. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lsmoore43 I think I've needed for other books by her 😥 1mo
Lsmoore43 @Crazeedi Always.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Are you interested in any of these?!

https://bookriot.com/best-book-club-books-2024/

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Deblovestoread one of my favorites! 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I just read this one and it was so good! Lots of humor and a couple of characters you can really relate to and feel in the Wonderland environment of the uber rich. The footnotes were so clever. 1mo
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Read4life I hope to read The Frozen River, The Women & Lies and Weddings. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life my hubby was able to get to the post office today! Book on the way! 1mo
Read4life Thank you, Misty! I definitely needed some news to brighten my day. It has been an emotional and exhausting 24 hours! 1mo
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5 ⭐️ The Women by Kristin Hannah is an emotional, heart wrenching, powerful read that had me crying more times than I can count. I am very thankful for women of the Vietnam war telling their stories and Kristina Hannah for sharing.

This book is released February 6th, 2024! Thank you NetGalley for this advanced readers copy. #LitsyLoveReads

Follow.my.read It‘s a great read!!! 1mo
readwithcori @Follow.my.read agreed! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait to read this one! 1mo
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Thank you to #StMartinsPress and #NetGalley for providing this #ARC Advance Reading Copy. Expected publication date is February 6, 2024 • 5 Stars

Frances “Frankie” McGrath is a young nursing student who joins the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War. She experiences the grisly horrors of war, the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field, and the aftermath of returning to a turbulent and divided nation.
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suvata Hannah presents us with a long-overdue tribute to the heroism, sacrifice, and forgotten role of women who served in that gruesome war.

#Bookstagram #TheWomen #KristinHannah
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This title comes out in February and y'all are going to want to get this one! I will definitely get a copy that is not an ARC. This one is set in 1965 during the Vietnam War. Beautiful writing and storytelling. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Follow.my.read
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Cannot recommend this book enough!!!!! Didn‘t take a photo of the print as it may contain spoiler!!! GREAT writing and story! #KritenHannah#Netgalley#Vietnam#WomenOfWar

RebelReader Cannot wait to read this one! 5mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I haven't looked much into 2024 but this is on my list. Congrats and thanks for this opportunity! Love all your travel pictures! Tagging @BethM @RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB #BBgiveaway

BarbaraBB Thank you! And thanks for entering the giveaway 5mo
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Follow.my.read
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FINALLY get some reading time! Life is “ruff” with a new puppy! #TheWomen#KristenHannah#NursesofVietnam

Ruthiella Aw! Cute pup! ❤️🐶 5mo
Tamra Cutie! 5mo
Sungirl79 Totally know how you feel. My puppy is almost 6 months old now and finally not into everything. It‘s like having a toddler. 🤣🤣 5mo
dabbe Hello there, you ruffy-curly-adorable pup! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
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EadieB
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#TheWomen #KristinHannan

Just got approved for this one.

Tove_Reads 👍🏽 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!! Stacked! 6mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You might be able to get a copy from NetGalley. Not published until January 2024. (edited) 6mo
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Andrew65 Will have to check this one out. 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Right! 6mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Not available in the U.K. yet but will keep checking. 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I was waiting for a response from them for awhile and just got accepted but since it‘s a US book it is published first in the US. 6mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 15th Feb 2024 in U.K. 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 They should approve it in the UK next month probably September or October. 6mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Fingers crossed. 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Right! 6mo
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