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Kristin Hannah

Biography

Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster THE NIGHTINGALE, WINTER GARDEN, NIGHT ROAD and FIREFLY LANE.

Her novel, THE NIGHTINGALE, has been published in 43 languages and is currently in movie production at TriStar Pictures, which also optioned her novel, THE GREAT ALONE. Her novel, HOME FRONT, has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to direct.

Kristin is a former lawyer turned writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. Her novel, FIREFLY LANE, became a runaway bestseller in 2009, a touchstone novel that brought women together, and THE NIGHTINGALE, in 2015, was voted a best book of the year by Amazon, Buzzfeed, iTunes, Library Journal, Paste, The Wall Street Journal and The Week. Additionally, the novel won the coveted Goodreads and People’s Choice Awards. The audiobook of THE NIGHTINGALE won the Audiobook of the Year Award in the fiction category.

Photo Credit: Kevin Lynch

Books by Kristin Hannah

written by Kristin Hannah, read by Julia Whelan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. But as winter approaches, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. But as winter approaches, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

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.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction, Women's Fiction

FLY AWAY is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other --- plus a miracle --- to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss and new beginnings, this long-awaited follow-up to FIREFLY LANE reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life --- children, careers, bills, chores --- even as their 12-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction, Short Stories

April Bannerman is a young mother who has lived in the same town her whole life. Although she loves her children and husband, she begins to feel restless --- until one day when something terrible and unexpected happens, and she must face the truth about her own life.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction, Holiday

New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In COMFORT & JOY, she offers a modern-day fairy tale --- the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness.

by Kristin Hannah - Fiction

When Lexi Baill, a former foster child with a dark past, moves to the Farradays’ small town, she becomes inseparably close with their family. But one bad decision on a summer night during their senior year of high school will change everything.