Join Griffin Books for the perfect evening in, as they welcome the very brilliant Kristin Hannah into their virtual bookshop to chat about her stunning new novel, The Women.
From the worldwide bestselling author of The Four Winds, The Nightingale and Firefly Lane (a Number One series on Netflix), The Women is a story of devastating loss and epic love. It is both an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and a story of a nation divided by war.
Kristin will be talking to Griffin Books owner Mel Griffin via Zoom from her home in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle.
‘Women can be heroes, too’. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances “Frankie” McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California’s idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different path for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurses Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the young men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed America. Frankie will also discover the true value of female friendship and the heartbreak that love can cause.
The Women is the story of one woman who goes to war, but it shines a light on the story of all women who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Women whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has been all too often forgotten. A novel of searing insight and lyrical beauty, The Women is a profoundly emotional, richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose extraordinary idealism and courage under fire define an era.
KRISTIN HANNAH is an award-winning and bestselling novelist. She is a former lawyer turned writer and has penned over 20 novels selling millions of books globally. Night Road was her first novel to be published in the UK and was selected for the 2011 Richard & Judy TV Book Club. Her novel The Nightingale was a New York Times No.1 bestseller and has sold over three million copies worldwide and been published in 43 languages. Her other bestselling novels include Firefly Lane, The Great Alone and, most recently, The Four Winds. Firefly Lane has been adapted into a major Netflix TV series starring Katherine Heigel and Sarah Chalke. The Nightingale is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Book and is being made into a major movie starring Dakota and Elle Fanning. Kristin is mother to a son, and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii.
Wednesday 28 February
7.30 pm (GMT) | Online Via Zoom
(Our virtual waiting room opens at 7.20 pm)
Tickets: £6.00 Online Event Only / £18.00 including a SIGNED (bookplated) copy of The Women (RRP: £16.99, hardback) / Plus, £3.50 postage charge if required*.
*UK postal charge. International postal prices will be calculated as required.