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The Women : The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Nightingale

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An instant Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be a major motion picture!'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 Chemistry‘Powerful’ – Matt Haig, bestselling author of The Midnight LibraryFrom 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. Readers love The Women:'It honours ALL women: those who have fought for their rights and freedoms, those who have been overlooked and underappreciated, those who have been forgotten by families and society''I’ve been looking forward to this book’s release for months' 'Kristin Hannah has done it again'

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Macmillan
1035005670 / 9781035005673
Hardback
813.6
15/02/2024
United Kingdom
English
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471 pages : illustration (black and white)
24 cm
Originally published: New York: St. Martin's Press.