Kristin Hannah is a popular American writer; she was born in California. After graduating with a communication degree from the University of Washington, she worked at a local advertising agency in Seattle. Later, She graduated from the University of Puget Sound law school and practised law in Seattle before becoming a professional writer.
Hannah penned her first novel with her ailing mother, who died of cancer, though the book was never published.
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Best 5 Kristin Hannah Books
Here we have complied the following list of top 5 Kristin Hannah books worth reading in 2022:
1. The Nightingale
The Nightingale is a historical fiction novel by Kristin Hannah published in 2015. The book follows the story of two sisters during World War II in France and their extraordinary struggle to resist and survive the German occupation of France.
The Novel is inspired by a Belgian woman, Andrée de Jongh, who aided downed Allied pilots to flee Nazi territory.
The Nightingale joined multiple bestseller lists after its release and, as of 2021, has sold more than 4.5 million copies and been published in 45 languages worldwide.
2. The Great Alone
The Great Alone is another historical fiction novel by Kristin Hannah published in 2018. The novel’s story follows the Allbright family’s move to the wilderness of Alaska and the subsequent challenges they face there.
The Great Alone spent four weeks at Number#1 on The New York Times’s Best Fiction Seller list in 2018 and two weeks on the Los Angeles Times hardcover fiction bestsellers list.
The novel is also a recipient of several literary awards, including the Best Historical Fiction at the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards.
As of 2021, the novel has sold more than two million copies only in the United States.
3. Firefly Lane
Firefly Lane is yet another historical fiction novel by Kristin Hannah Published in 2008. The novel’s story follows the bond and friendship of Kate Mularkey and Tully Hart over the years.
Hannah pulled inspiration for the novel from her own life growing up in Seattle, and her experiences studying at the University of Washington.
Firefly Lane remained on The New York Times’s Best Seller paperback fiction list for 28 weeks in 2009. By 2015, the novel has sold over 1.2 million copies.
4. The Four Winds
With Kristine Hannah’s The Four Winds comes a powerful American epic novel about love and hope and heroism, set during the Great Depression, when the country was in the worst crisis and at war with itself when millions lost their jobs, and even the land appeared to have turned against them.
It is an unforgettable portrait of America and the American dream, told from the perspective of one indomitable woman whose sacrifice and courage will come to define a generation.
The novel is a testament to hope, stability, and the strength of human nature to survive hardship.
5. Winter Garden
Fascinating from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden is one woman’s heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption.
The epic love story of this novel is set in World War II Russia, and a personal portrait of modern mothers and daughters hovered at the crossroads of their lives; it discovers the heartbreak of war, the price of survival and the greatest triumph of the human spirit.
It is a novel that will plague the reader long after turning the last page.