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The Nightingale



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Author
Hannah, Kristin
Descriptors
Anti-Semitism
Family Relationships
Historical Fiction-European
Love Stories
Nazis
Sisters
World War II
Location/Setting:
France
Time Period:
1940s
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Summary
This is the tale of two sisters’ bravery fifty years after the events. Viann Rossignol got pregnant and married at 16. She is forced to house a German captain in her home shortly after her husband enlisted. During the occupation, Viann saves 19 Jewish children by hiding them in a convent and “adopts” her Jewish neighbor’s little boy when his mother is carted off to a prison camp. Isabell Rossignol is kicked out of several boarding schools in her youth. Later she joins the Resistance and leads fallen airmen fighting for liberation over the mountains to safety in Spain.
Critique
These are Viann's memories. The story is a tribute to the brave women of France who demonstrated extraordinary courage and endurance during World War II.
ISBN
9780312577223
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# of Pages
440
Published
2015
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