Winter Garden

Winter Garden

4.19 (148,203 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future . . .

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life.

It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are.

Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 28mm | 296g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1447265378
  • 9781447265375
  • 689

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Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob Daily Mail
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It's a tearjerker, but the journey is as lovely-and haunting-as a snow filled winter's night. * People * A gripping read. * Booklist * 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 * This tearjerker weaves a convincing historical novel and contemporary family drama. * Library Journal * Winter Garden is Kristin Hannah's best written and most deeply affecting novel yet. * The Huffington Post *
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About Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read.
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148,203 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 43% (64,153)
4 38% (55,617)
3 15% (22,471)
2 3% (4,473)
1 1% (1,489)
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