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The Women

By: Kristin Hannah
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
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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 would be the journey of a lifetime . . .

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.

©2024 Kristin Hannah (P)2024 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

'Astonishing. Compelling. Powerful' - Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing

‘Stuns with sacrifice. Uplifts with heroism’ - Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

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Historical masterpiece

This book reminded me to be proud of my job as a nurse.
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Brilliant story

What a brilliant story. Sheds light on the struggles these women faced. Kristen never disappoints

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Outstanding!!!

Kristin Hannah just has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are there, like you are on the story right along side the characters watching their stories unfold right before your eyes. What a wonderful and moving story she has told once again. I feel honoured to be able to read her books. 5⭐️ without a doubt

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