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Detroit Lakes Public Library BOOK CLUB KIT HAN (Text) 33500013526504 Main Checked out 09/19/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250080400
  • Physical Description: 1 kit + 10 books (570, 16 unnumbered, 11 pages ; 21 cm), 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.

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Contains: 10 copies of the book, 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
Summary, etc.:
"Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. Vivid and exquiste in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with great monstrosities, but also great humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they turn the last page"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2
    *Starred Review* Hannah (Fly Away, 2013) departs from the contemporary novels she's known for with this engrossing tale of two sisters' bravery in occupied France during WWII. Viann and Isabelle Rossignol took very different paths after their mother's death devastated their family and war turned their father into a distant and withdrawn parent. Older sister Viann sought comfort in the arms of a schoolmate, getting pregnant and marrying at just 16. Rebellious Isabelle gets herself kicked out of multiple boarding schools. Then the Germans conquer France, and the sisters' lives change drastically. When her husband is captured and detained as a prisoner of war in Germany, Viann is forced to take in a German captain. Soon she finds herself relying on him to ensure there is food on the table for her daughter. Isabelle joins the Resistance, boldly leading fallen airmen fighting for the liberation of France over the mountains to Spain to safety. Hannah's latest is a page-turner that will no doubt have readers reaching for tissues. This moving, emotional tribute to the brave women who fought behind enemy lines during the war is bound to gain the already immensely popular Hannah an even wider audience.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With a 350,000 initial print run and a multiplatform promotional campaign, best-selling Hannah's new novel is positioned to take the book world by storm. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the The Nightingale, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michelle MacLaren. Her latest novel is The Great Alone, set in Alaska. Hannah is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Night Road, Fly Away, and Home Front, which has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (producers of the Oscar-nominated film The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to write, produce, and direct. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Women in war > Fiction.
Anti-Nazi movement > France > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Fiction.
Underground movements, War.
Sisters > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > France > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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