The Women - Kristin Hannah

The Women

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2024-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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From 1,944 Ratings

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A #1 bestseller on The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times!

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. In war, she meets—and becomes one of—the lucky, the brave, the broken, and the lost.

But war is just the beginning for Frankie and her veteran friends. The real battle lies in coming home to a changed and divided America, to angry protesters, and to a country that wants to forget Vietnam.

The Women is the story of one woman gone to war, but it shines a light on all women who put themselves in harm’s way and whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has too often been forgotten. A novel about deep friendships and bold patriotism, The Women is a richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose idealism and courage under fire will come to define an era.

Reviews

  • Loved it!!

    5
    By lau ar
    Perfectly written! Would love to see this made into a movie!
  • Unforgettable

    5
    By TheHappyCamperChick
    Every woman who grew up during the Vietnamese War years should read this.
  • Kristin HANNAH DID IT AGAI !

    5
    By cat5115&
    An incredible read. Could not put this book down.
  • A page turner…..

    5
    By Selrand
    This page turner tells a, sometime gut wrenching story about those who fought the war that divided the country. How it affected so many with internal and external scars - many of my friends included. That war and that point in time should never be forgotten and novels like this will assure that.
  • A fantastic book

    4
    By HeartHenry
    One of her best, after Four Winds, in my opinion. Parts of it are not for the squeamish, but like with all her other books, KH weaves a masterful tale while opening my eyes to parts of the Vietnam story I never knew.
  • A must read for the generation torn apart by this war

    5
    By Left handed girl
    Once again a book that will make you laugh, remember and cry bitterly. One of the best books I’ve ever read
  • Fantastic book!

    5
    By Nutzaboutcooking
    Written so well, a story that needs to be told…….remembrance matters
  • Excellent

    5
    By Madmich17
    I had to grab tissue in the first 100 pages! Soooo good! My 2nd fave after The Nightingale!!
  • Outrageous and Amazing

    5
    By mlvarr
    Very enlightening story. Page turner. Made me sad, angry, hopeful all in the same chapter. My heart goes out to all who experienced the horrors of Vietnam. Looking forward to visiting the DC memorial again with a new understanding. Should be a required read.
  • Beautifully written

    5
    By Ritz127
    Incredible story that I could not put down. Wave of emotions throughout the entire book and I was constantly on the edge of my seat.

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