Kristin Hannah

The Women

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From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes Kristin Hannah's The Women—at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.

Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing. But in 1965, the world is changing, and she suddenly dares to imagine a different future for herself. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path.
As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is over-whelmed by the chaos and destruction of war. Each day is a gamble of life and death, hope and betrayal; friendships run deep and can be shattered in an instant….
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  • ivanilla8has quoted23 days ago
    parents didn’t understand her, perhaps, and certainly they didn’t condone most of her choices, but they were here.
  • ivanilla8has quoted25 days ago
    They were family. As tattered and beaten-up as the connection might feel, it had a strong core, something you could hang on to.
  • ivanilla8has quotedlast month
    Even on bad days, even on the worst days, I believe this is what I’m meant to do and where I’m meant to be.
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