The Women The Women

The Women

A Novel

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    • $16.99

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
February 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
7.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Leeny R ,

“The Women” left me breathless!

I couldn’t put this book down and read it in a single night! An emotionally labile, thought provoking, heart-wrenching, yet inspirational & hopeful read. The loss of innocence, naivety, but also the strength & resilience of Frankie & her friends, (of all women), during this period of great political & societal change, is so eloquently written, beautifully told!

Cartrado ,

Fantastic

Amazing, heartfelt, heartwarming story about a flawed family and some great women. This is a must read!

Claremontreal ,

Raw, riveting and real

Like many, I was ignorant about the role women played in Vietnam…thank you Frankie and Kristin for making me aware of the sacrifice that has been for too long ignored. Beautifully written, you feel like you are there…during and after.

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