Powerful and heartbreaking, the eagerly awaited novel everyone is talking about for 2024
by Kristin Hannah
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Pub Date 15 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 15 Feb 2024
Pan Macmillan, Macmillan
'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
From 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