Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Anne's pick for September: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

The enduring toll of the loss of a parent. Family estrangement. Sisterhood. And the difficult choices life hands us.
Best-selling author Kristin Hannah (Fly Away) transports her favorite themes to World War II as the Nazis penetrate the Maginot Line and invade France.
Viann Rossignol was 14 and her sister Isabelle just 4 when their beloved mother died, leaving them with a shell-shocked father unable to overcome the loss of his wife to care for them. Tasked with caring for her sister, Viann finds love with Antoine and they marry, but a miscarriage at 17 leaves her emotionally spent. Isabelle is shipped off to the first of a series of boarding schools she is forced from or flees.