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Winter Garden

A Novel

Kristin Hannah

Paperback

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February 2010 Indie Next List

“Heartbreaking and Brilliant, Kristin Hannah has created her best novel to date, a story of a complex bound between a mother and her daughters. Hannah's characters will capture your heart and enter your soul. Amazing!”
— Summer Moser, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN
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Description

Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden is one womans 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 mothers 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 womena fascinating story that weaves fairy tales into reality, fairy tales that dont always have the expected endings.The Herald-News

a gripping read. Hannahs audience will find plenty to discuss in this enthralling entry.Booklist



Praise For Winter Garden: A Novel

A . . . searing story with a breathtaking, beautiful ending.The Seattle Times

It's a tearjerker, but the journey is as lovelyand hauntingas a snow filled winter's night.People Magazine

This tearjerker weaves a convincing historical novel and contemporary family drama.Library Journal

Readers will find it hard not to laugh a little and cry a little more as mother and daughters reach out to each other just in the nick of time.Publishers Weekly

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312663155, 448pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011



About the Author

KRISTIN HANNAH is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and The Four Winds. A former lawyer turned writer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.