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The Nightingale

The Nightingale

The Nightingale is a novel, written by Kristin Hannah and published in 2015. It tells the story of two sisters in France during World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. It was inspired by the story of a Belgian woman, Andrée de Jongh, who helped downed Allied pilots to escape Nazi territory. The book sold well, earning places on several bestseller lists, and was optioned for a screen adaptation by TriStar Pictures in March 2015.


„She has a steel exterior, but it protects a candyfloss heart.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„I always thought it was what I wanted: to be loved and admired. Now I think perhaps I'd like to be known.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

Variant: He loves a version of me that is incomplete. I always thought it was what I wanted: to be loved and admired. Now I think perhaps I'd like to be known.
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„It is not biology that determines fatherhood. It is love.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„But love has to be stronger than hate, or there is no future for us.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„If there’s one thing I never do, it’s stop.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„If you’re going through hell, keep going.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„She was so tired of being strong.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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„It is easy to disappear when no one is looking at you.“

—  Kristin Hannah, book The Nightingale

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