Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah

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The Women was the most recently released book by Kristin Hannah, on February 6th, 2024.

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Kristin Hannah Stats: The highest rated book by Kristin Hannah on Book Notification is The Women, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is The Nightingale, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Kristin Hannah on Book Notification is The Nightingale, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is The Four Winds, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Kristin Hannah books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Girls Of Firefly Lane Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
A Handful of Heaven
The Enchantment
Once in Every Life
If You Believe
When Lightning Strikes
Waiting for the Moon
Home Again
On Mystic Lake
Angel Falls
Summer Island
Distant Shores
Between Sisters
The Things We Do for Love / Another Life
Comfort and Joy
Magic Hour / Wild
True Colors
Winter Garden
Night Road
Home Front
The Nightingale
The Great Alone
The Four Winds
Another Life
The Women

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Kristin Hannah Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
Stories from Suffragette City
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Kristin Hannah: Biography

Kristin Hannah was born on September 25th, 1960 and is currently 63 years old. Kristin Hannah was born in Garden Grove, California, USA. Hannah attended University of Washington where she received a B.A. Communications and University of Puget Sound Law School where she received a Law Degree.

Kristin Hannah is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 24 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1991 with the novel A Handful of Heaven. The most recently released novel was The Women which was released in 2024. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Kristin at this time.

Kristin Hannah has also written the Girls Of Firefly Lane series which has 2 books including Firefly Lane and Fly Away.

Kristin has based many of her novels from the Pacific Northwest, which is where she is from. She has stated that she feels she writes best when she has a view of the water.

Prior to becoming a full time author, Kristin worked as a lawyer.

Kristin Hannah: Awards & Accolades

Hannah's books have won multiple awards, Between Sisters won the RITA Award, Best Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance, in 2004. The Nightingale won the BookBrowse Awards, Best Fiction Book, in 2015 as well as the Goodreads Awards - Best Historical Fiction in 2015, The Reading Room / People's Choice Awards - Favorite Book in 2016, Audie Award - Best Fiction in 2016. The Great Alone won the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2018.

The following novels by Kristin Hannah were nominated for these awards:

  • True Colors: Goodreads Awards, Best Chick-Lit (2009).
  • Night Road: Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction (2011).
  • Home Front: Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction (2012).
  • The Nightingale: RUSA Awards, Historical Fiction Award (2016). Audie Award, Best Female Narrator (2016). Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year (2016). Goodreads Awards, Best of the Best (2018).
  • The Great Alone: Audie Award, Best Fiction (2019).
  • The Four Winds: Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction (2021). Audie Award, Best Female Narrator (2022). Audie Award, Best Fiction (2022).

Kristin Hannah: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Home Front was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2012.
  • The Nightingale was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2015.
  • The Great Alone was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2018.
  • The Four Winds was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2021.
  • The Women was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2024.

Kristin Hannah: TV/Movies Based on Books

The bestselling novel Firefly Lane was adapted into a television show on Netflix. It stars Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke and Maggie Friedman. It aired for two seasons on Netflix, with the first season airing in February 2021. The second season was split up into two parts, releasing on December 2nd, 2022 and then later in 2023.

Multiple novels by Hannah have been optioned to be made into a movie, although no movie has been released yet. They are The Nightingale, The Great Alone and Home Front.

Related Authors

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  1. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  4. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  5. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.

Kristin Hannah: F.A.Q

When was Kristin Hannah Born? How old is Kristin Hannah?

Kristin Hannah was born on September 25th, 1960. Kristin Hannah is currently 63 years old.

Where was Kristin Hannah Born?

Kristin Hannah was born in Garden Grove, California, USA and is American.

What book awards has Kristin Hannah won?

Between Sisters: RITA Award Best Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance (2004).
The Nightingale: BookBrowse Awards Best Fiction Book (2015), Goodreads Awards Best Historical Fiction (2015), The Reading Room / People's Choice Awards Favorite Book (2016), Audie Award Best Fiction (2016).
The Great Alone: Goodreads Awards Best Historical Fiction (2018).

What was the first book Kristin Hannah wrote?

The first novel written by Kristin Hannah was A Handful of Heaven, published in 1991.

What was the most recent book Kristin Hannah wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Women on February 6th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Kristin Hannah?

Kristin Hannah does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Kristin Hannah written?

Kristin Hannah has written 27 books. 2 books in the Girls Of Firefly Lane Series, 24 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella.

In what order should I read Kristin Hannah books?

Other than the Firefly Lane series, all of Kristins novels are standalone and can be read in any order.

How long does it take Kristin Hannah to write a book?

Kristin stated on her website that generally, each book takes one year to write although some novels have taken two years. She spends the first three months loosely forming a plan based on the book, and doing research then she will write the first draft which normally takes about 5 months.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Kristin is a writer that does a fantastic job of transporting me off to places that I could never get to on my own.

    She also does an outstanding job of showing that a woman can be strong in mind and in body, and take care of her kids even though she’s got little to work with to start with.

    Her work always takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions which make you think about life from another time and that of today, and then conclude with an ending that crushes your soul in the best possible way.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    Kristin Hannah is an exceptional author that has a knack of making one feel part of the stories she writes, rather than an onlooker.

    In the Four Winds which is my second favorite work she tells an emotional and sweeping story of survival, family and love set in California and Texas during the Great Depression.

    The work is testament to the resilience, hope and strength of the human spirit to go through adversity.

    Kristin writes with powerful insight, grace and courage as she captures the panorama of the Second World War by shining a light on an intimate part of history that most of us never get to see in the Women’s’ War.

    The Nightingale is my all time Kristin Hannah novel. It is the story of two sisters separated by circumstance, years, passion, ideals and experience. The two sisters embark on a journey towards finding freedom, love and survival in war torn and German occupied France.

    I have recently been watching Firefly Lane on Netflix and I think Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke do a very good job portraying two of the most memorable characters from the novel.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    With powerful insight and grace, Kristin Hannah captures the overview of the Second World War and brings to light an intimate part of history that is rarely seen.
    The Nightingale is an interesting and moving portrait of the Nazi occupation in France and what young girls and widows went through when left behind.
    The book tells a story of women surviving terrible circumstances and shows how this underestimated gender finds a way to take action.
    It shows that even those who look weak can possess a lot of strength.
    The ending is beautiful, but it will leave you broken.
    The nightingale movie is far more intriguing and fascinating than the book.
    Even if you are not a historical fiction lover, I think Nightingale is worth a try.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    Like a lot of people, The Nightingale was my introduction to Kristin Hannah’s writing. I am a fan of historical novels but had never come across her writing before. I am glad I did now, because her novels and characters have a different take on them, being just slice-of-life passages from a different time. This makes them stand out from the rest of the genre as there is no murder or political plot to uncover. I have gone back and read a few of her other novels, and have quite enjoyed them. There is a new Netflix series out based on one of her older books that is really good in its own right called Firefly Lane, and I will definitely be checking it out. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I don’t think anyone has ever accused Kristin Hannah of going too far. Some people write torture porn. They classify it as compelling drama. But really, they spend hundreds of pages tormenting their characters for no apparent reason.

    Kristin doesn’t cross into those waters. I fell for her when I read ‘The Great Alone.’ She did an incredible job of describing the devastating consequences of PTSD.

    But she never went too far. She kept us in that volatile state of misery and distress long enough for us to understand the plight of her characters. And just when we couldn’t take anymore, she offered us a lifeline.

    Finding the balance between tragedy and hope is difficult. Few authors can thread that needle.

    5 months ago

    I took The Nightingale with me on vacation and finished it in 2 days. I couldn’t put the book down, I had to know what happened. Not many books capture my interest like that, just had to say, I’ve read several of your other books, but for some reason this one was special, I still think about it! Great read. Thanks!

    4 months ago

    The Nightingale is one of my favorite books!

    3 months ago

    I just finished reading The Women. It definitely is a book that brings forth many mixed emotions from the reader: pride, sadness, hope, and anger. Thank you Kristin Hannah for writing this book.

    2 months ago

    The Nightingale is one of my favorite books & I didn’t think it was possible for Kristin to ever match that book. But she has done just that with her latest book The Women.

    2 months ago

    Winter Garden – based on an actual historical event that the author researched. Excellent read shining a light on the awful and painful circumstances some people have lived through and come out on the other end. Also a perfect illustration that what you see isn’t always what you think – there are layers under the surface you know nothing about. And I think it’s also a great example of never giving up hope.

    1 month ago

    Great story teller. She’s even made me appreciate historical fiction.

    1 month ago

    The Women – EXCELLENT BOOK! This book grabbed me and drew me in. I never served but had a husband that was a Marine and a son in the USAF – neither saw action although my son was in Afghanistan, both died in 2020 – 4 months apart and we have always been a patriotic family. From the book – “Some women had worn love beads in the sixties; others had worn dog tags.” This is about one of the women who wore dog tags – her journey to become a nurse; go to Vietnam; while in-country; coming home to fellow-Americans, her family and other veterans; up to the dedication of the Vietnam Memorial. At the end, I had tears streaming down my face.

    1 month ago

    Winter Garden is my all time favorite book. I can usually figure out what is going to happen before the end of the book. I was surprised not once, but twice in this book. It was outstanding!

    1 month ago

    The book THE WOMEN was a fantastic read. It brought out just how poorly Vietnam Vets were treated, not to mention the Women Vets. They were completely ignored and discounted. This story opened up my eyes to a lot of injustices to them. What they went through was traumatic as was shown by the main character in this story.
    It was a difficult read in some instances but worth it. A real tribute to the Women who served our Country in Vietnam.

    21 days ago

    Excellent read! I can’t thank-you enough, Kristin Hannah for this true story based novel. I was in nursing school during the Vietnam war, oblivious to the hardships endured by nurses stationed there. Kudos to all who served and kudos to you for opening our eyes!

    3 days ago

    Just finished The Women and it’s now my favorite of Kristin Hannah’s novels. She really writes characters that make you care about them. This novel has spurred me to read more about the Vietnam War.

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