Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende.
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
Author: Donna Douglas
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Release Date: 2016-05-02
London, 1934. Das berühmte Nightingale Hospital sucht neue Krankenschwestern. Unter den Kandidatinnen sind drei junge Frauen, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten: Während Dora aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammt, ist Millie eine waschechte Aristokratin, die lieber etwas Sinnvolles tut, als sich einen Ehemann zu suchen. Helen dagegen leidet unter ihrer dominanten Mutter, vor der sie ein Geheimnis verbirgt. Doch welche von ihnen hat das Zeug dazu, eine echte Nightingale-Schwester zu werden?
Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: 2017-01-10
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
Author: Carol Russell Law
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Maria Filicia Garcma 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 dibut 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 Garcma 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.
Trotz ihrer Unterschiede sind Mia und Lexi unzertrennlich. Ihre Freundschaft kann auch nicht dadurch erschüttert werden, dass sich Lexi in Mias Zwillingsbruder Zach verliebt. Bis Mia bei einem tragischen Autounfall ums Leben kommt. Denn Lexi, die ebenfalls im Wagen saß, verliert nicht nur ihre beste Freundin, ihre ganze Zukunft ist zerstört. Nur einer hält all die Jahre zu ihr – doch hat die Liebe zu Zach eine Chance?
England 1919. Seitdem sie und ihre Familie nach Hope House gezogen sind, ist die zwölfjährige Henry ganz auf sich allein gestellt. Mama ist krank, Vater arbeitet außer Landes und Nanny Jane muss sich um Baby Piglet kümmern. Sich selbst und ihren Büchern überlassen, beginnt Henry, ihre neue Umgebung zu erkunden: das große Haus mit seinem vergessenen Dachboden, das geheimnisvolle Licht, das jenseits des Garten durch die Bäume schimmert, und die geisterhaften Schatten, die niemand außer ihr zu sehen scheint. Und auch niemand außer ihr scheint zu merken, in welcher Gefahr ihre Familie schwebt ...
Seit einiger Zeit zieht sich Michael zunehmend von seiner Frau Jolene und den beiden gemeinsamen Töchtern zurück. In einem schrecklichen Streit schleudert er Jolene sogar ins Gesicht, dass er sie nicht mehr liebe. Das Paar trennt sich. Als Jolene eines Tages schwer verwundet wird, kommt Michael endlich zur Besinnung: Ihm wird bewusst, dass er kurz davor ist, die Liebe seines Lebens zu verlieren, und er will ihr beistehen. Doch Jolene will ihn nie mehr sehen – zu tief sitzt der Schmerz. Aber Michael kämpft – wird es ihm gelingen, ihr Herz zurückzugewinnen?
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.
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.
Author: Trivion Books
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Genre: Study Aids
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 of The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.
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.