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The Women

Kristin Hannah

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      'Astonishing. Compelling. Powerful' - Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing‘Stuns with sacrifice. Uplifts with heroism’ - Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in ChemistryFrom the worldwide bestselling author of The Four Winds, The Nightingale and Firefly Lane (a Number One series on Netflix), The Women is a story of devastating loss and epic love. It would be the journey of a lifetime . . .‘Women can be heroes, too’. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances “Frankie” McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California’s 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 path for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurses Corps and follows his path.As green and inexperienced as the young 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 America. Frankie will also discover the true value of female friendship and the heartbreak that love can cause.Praise for Kristin Hannah:‘Powerful and compelling’ - Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo‘You would be hard-pressed to find a book club that has not discussed one of her novels’ New York Times‘A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival’ – Kate Morton‘A masterclass’ – Karen Swan‘Powerful’ – Matt Haig
      CONTRIBUTORS: Kristin Hannah EAN: 9781035005680 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 0 g HEIGHT: 234 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Pan Macmillan DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / War & Military, FICTION / Medical, FICTION / Coming of Age, FICTION / Women WIDTH: 153 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Vietnam, c 1955 to c 1975 (Vietnam War period), Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary, Vietnam War fiction, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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      An emotional rollercoaster that plunges readers into the harrowing realities of the Vietnam War.

      “Thank God for girlfriends. In this crazy, chaotic, divided world that was run by men, you could count on the women.”

      Kristin Hannah’s historical novel, “The Women,” is an emotional rollercoaster that plunges readers into the harrowing realities of the Vietnam War. Through the eyes of Frankie, a nurse who faces graphic and gruesome scenes on the battlefield, we see not only the horrors of war but also the challenges of returning home to a society that refuses to acknowledge women’s service in Vietnam.

      Here are the key elements that make this book a must-read:

      Frankie’s Struggles: Frankie battles not only the physical trauma of war but also the emotional toll it takes. Her parents’ disregard and disrespect compounded her pain, making her journey back to the USA even more challenging.

      Heartbreak and Addiction: The novel doesn’t shy away from portraying major heartbreak and the impact of addiction. Frankie’s resilience shines through as she grapples with these demons.

      Lifelong Bonds: Ethel and Barb, fellow nurses in Vietnam, become Frankie’s lifelines. Their understanding of PTSD and unwavering friendship provide solace amidst chaos.

      Masterful Storytelling: Hannah’s writing is realistic and raw. Complex characters face genuine struggles, making their survival and strength all the more compelling.

      A Tribute to Unsung Heroes: “The Women” pays homage to the women who served in Vietnam, sharing their untold stories of courage and bravery.

      Historical Context: The novel deftly weaves social and political affairs into the lives of these women. From the Civil Rights Movement to Watergate, it captures momentous historical events.

      Gut-Wrenching but Hopeful: Prepare to be gutted by the emotional intensity, yet find hope in the resilience of sisterhood.

      Soundtrack: Music plays an important part in the story, it creates a sense of place and mood. It becomes a character of its own. I was thrilled to find a number of playlists on Spotify featuring the songs mentioned in the book.

      I read “Another Life”, one of this author’s earlier books, last year, and now I fully understand why a number of reviews stated that it was different from her more well-known, recent works. “The Women” is one of my favourite books of the year to date. “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone,” are now firmly on my to-be-read list.

      In summary, “The Women” deserves all the stars. It’s a beautifully tragic and mesmerising tribute to the women who served, leaving an undeniable mark on history.

      Kristin Hannah is an award-winning international number one bestselling author with over 25 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her most recent titles, The Four Winds, The Nightingale and The Great Alone won numerous best fiction awards and her earlier novel, Firefly Lane, is currently a bestselling series on Netflix. Kristin is a lawyer-turned-writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle.

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      'Astonishing. Compelling. Powerful' - Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing‘Stuns with sacrifice. Uplifts with heroism’ - Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in ChemistryFrom the worldwide bestselling author of The Four Winds, The Nightingale and Firefly Lane (a Number One series on Netflix), The Women is a story of devastating loss and epic love. It would be the journey of a lifetime . . .‘Women can be heroes, too’. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances “Frankie” McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California’s 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 path for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurses Corps and follows his path.As green and inexperienced as the young 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 America. Frankie will also discover the true value of female friendship and the heartbreak that love can cause.Praise for Kristin Hannah:‘Powerful and compelling’ - Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo‘You would be hard-pressed to find a book club that has not discussed one of her novels’ New York Times‘A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival’ – Kate Morton‘A masterclass’ – Karen Swan‘Powerful’ – Matt Haig
      CONTRIBUTORS: Kristin Hannah EAN: 9781035005680 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 0 g HEIGHT: 234 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Pan Macmillan DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / War & Military, FICTION / Medical, FICTION / Coming of Age, FICTION / Women WIDTH: 153 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Vietnam, c 1955 to c 1975 (Vietnam War period), Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary, Vietnam War fiction, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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      Roelia Schoeman
      An emotional rollercoaster that plunges readers into the harrowing realities of the Vietnam War.

      “Thank God for girlfriends. In this crazy, chaotic, divided world that was run by men, you could count on the women.”

      Kristin Hannah’s historical novel, “The Women,” is an emotional rollercoaster that plunges readers into the harrowing realities of the Vietnam War. Through the eyes of Frankie, a nurse who faces graphic and gruesome scenes on the battlefield, we see not only the horrors of war but also the challenges of returning home to a society that refuses to acknowledge women’s service in Vietnam.

      Here are the key elements that make this book a must-read:

      Frankie’s Struggles: Frankie battles not only the physical trauma of war but also the emotional toll it takes. Her parents’ disregard and disrespect compounded her pain, making her journey back to the USA even more challenging.

      Heartbreak and Addiction: The novel doesn’t shy away from portraying major heartbreak and the impact of addiction. Frankie’s resilience shines through as she grapples with these demons.

      Lifelong Bonds: Ethel and Barb, fellow nurses in Vietnam, become Frankie’s lifelines. Their understanding of PTSD and unwavering friendship provide solace amidst chaos.

      Masterful Storytelling: Hannah’s writing is realistic and raw. Complex characters face genuine struggles, making their survival and strength all the more compelling.

      A Tribute to Unsung Heroes: “The Women” pays homage to the women who served in Vietnam, sharing their untold stories of courage and bravery.

      Historical Context: The novel deftly weaves social and political affairs into the lives of these women. From the Civil Rights Movement to Watergate, it captures momentous historical events.

      Gut-Wrenching but Hopeful: Prepare to be gutted by the emotional intensity, yet find hope in the resilience of sisterhood.

      Soundtrack: Music plays an important part in the story, it creates a sense of place and mood. It becomes a character of its own. I was thrilled to find a number of playlists on Spotify featuring the songs mentioned in the book.

      I read “Another Life”, one of this author’s earlier books, last year, and now I fully understand why a number of reviews stated that it was different from her more well-known, recent works. “The Women” is one of my favourite books of the year to date. “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone,” are now firmly on my to-be-read list.

      In summary, “The Women” deserves all the stars. It’s a beautifully tragic and mesmerising tribute to the women who served, leaving an undeniable mark on history.

      Kristin Hannah is an award-winning international number one bestselling author with over 25 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her most recent titles, The Four Winds, The Nightingale and The Great Alone won numerous best fiction awards and her earlier novel, Firefly Lane, is currently a bestselling series on Netflix. Kristin is a lawyer-turned-writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle.

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      Roelia Schoeman
      An emotional rollercoaster that plunges readers into the harrowing realities of the Vietnam War.

      “Thank God for girlfriends. In this crazy, chaotic, divided world that was run by men, you could count on the women.”

      Kristin Hannah’s historical novel, “The Women,” is an emotional rollercoaster that plunges readers into the harrowing realities of the Vietnam War. Through the eyes of Frankie, a nurse who faces graphic and gruesome scenes on the battlefield, we see not only the horrors of war but also the challenges of returning home to a society that refuses to acknowledge women’s service in Vietnam.

      Here are the key elements that make this book a must-read:

      Frankie’s Struggles: Frankie battles not only the physical trauma of war but also the emotional toll it takes. Her parents’ disregard and disrespect compounded her pain, making her journey back to the USA even more challenging.

      Heartbreak and Addiction: The novel doesn’t shy away from portraying major heartbreak and the impact of addiction. Frankie’s resilience shines through as she grapples with these demons.

      Lifelong Bonds: Ethel and Barb, fellow nurses in Vietnam, become Frankie’s lifelines. Their understanding of PTSD and unwavering friendship provide solace amidst chaos.

      Masterful Storytelling: Hannah’s writing is realistic and raw. Complex characters face genuine struggles, making their survival and strength all the more compelling.

      A Tribute to Unsung Heroes: “The Women” pays homage to the women who served in Vietnam, sharing their untold stories of courage and bravery.

      Historical Context: The novel deftly weaves social and political affairs into the lives of these women. From the Civil Rights Movement to Watergate, it captures momentous historical events.

      Gut-Wrenching but Hopeful: Prepare to be gutted by the emotional intensity, yet find hope in the resilience of sisterhood.

      Soundtrack: Music plays an important part in the story, it creates a sense of place and mood. It becomes a character of its own. I was thrilled to find a number of playlists on Spotify featuring the songs mentioned in the book.

      I read “Another Life”, one of this author’s earlier books, last year, and now I fully understand why a number of reviews stated that it was different from her more well-known, recent works. “The Women” is one of my favourite books of the year to date. “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone,” are now firmly on my to-be-read list.

      In summary, “The Women” deserves all the stars. It’s a beautifully tragic and mesmerising tribute to the women who served, leaving an undeniable mark on history.

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