Author(s): Kristin Hannah
Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden is one woman's sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption. At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. It is a novel that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.
1941. Leningrad, a once magical city besieged by war, cut off from aid, buried in snow. A city full of women desperate to save their children and themselves...
2000. Loss and old age have taken a terrible toll on Anya Whitson. At last, she will reach out to her estranged daughters. In a halting, uncertain voice, she begins to weave a fable about a beautiful Russian girl who lived in Leningrad a lifetime ago...
Nina and Meredith sit spellbound at their mother's bedside, listening to a story that spans more than sixty years and moves from the terrors of war-torn Leningrad under siege to modern-day Alaska.
In a quest to uncover the truth behind the story, Nina and Meredith discover a secret so shocking, so impossible to believe, it shakes the foundation of their family and changes who they believe they are.
"Another powerful story of family love, and strong women...a fascinating story that weaves fairy tales into reality, fairy tales that don't always have the expected endings."--The Herald-News
..".a gripping read. Hannah's audience will find plenty to discuss in this enthralling entry."--Booklist
From the author of acclaimed national bestseller Firefly Lane comes a haunting, heartbreakingly beautiful novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between past and present.
Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob Daily Mail Unforgettable Easy Living A gripping, emotional read SHE magazine A story of sibling love, friendship and loss. I cried a lot Look magazine A gripping tale of family, love, grief and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah Sunday Express Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read Books Monthly Wrenching, convincing ... bittersweet Publishers Weekly 'Movingly written and plotted with the heartless skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail 'A moving coming-of-age story' Heat Unforgettable Easy Living A gripping, emotional read SHE magazine A story of sibling love, friendship and loss. I cried a lot Look magazine A gripping tale of family, love, grief and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah Sunday Express Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read Books Monthly Wrenching, convincing ... bittersweet Publishers Weekly
Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read.
- : 9781447265375
- : Pan Macmillan
- : Pan
- : January 2015
- : 197mm X 130mm X 26mm
- : January 2015
- : books
- : Kristin Hannah
- : Paperback
- : Main Market ed
- : English
- : 394