Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war. Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions. Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah's novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.
Wounds Heal. Love Lasts. We Remain.
In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.
We are fragile; It’s the thing we learn in war.
In Love we find out who we want to be. In War we find out who we are. Today’s young people want to know everything about everyone. They think talking about a problem Will solve it. I come For a quieter generation. We understand the value of forgeting. The lure of reinvention.
Men tell stories, women get on with it.