It’s been a long time since I’ve been as moved by a book as I am by THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah. I devoured it in two days. It will be hard to find a better novel this year. And here it is only the first of the year. I call this an OMG! read.
Beginning in 1995 in Oregon, we meet an old woman looking at the end of her life. She’s being escorted to an assisted living home by her son Julien, and has just sold her home of fifty years. It is her choice as she does not wish to burden her son with her worsening health. After all, the cancer has returned, and this time she knows it’s here to stay.
The unnamed old woman is thinking back, about the war and her past, about the people she lost. “If I have learned…
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