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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,382 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Hannah Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family business; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged sisters will find themselves together again, standing alongside their disapproving mother, Anya, who even now offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise: Anya will tell her daughters a story; it is one she began years ago and never finished. This time she will tell it all the way to the end. The tale their mother tells them is unlike anything they’ve heard before—a captivating, mysterious love story that spans more than sixty years and moves from frozen, war-torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. Nina’s obsession to uncover the truth will send them all on an unexpected journey into their mother’s past, where they will discover a secret so shocking, it shakes the foundation of their family and changes who they believe they are. Mesmerizing from beginning to end, Winter Garden is that rarest of novels — at once an epic love story and an intimate portrait of women poised at the crossroads of their lives. Evocative, lyrically written, and ultimately uplifting, it will haunt the listener long after the last word is spoken. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “It’s a tearjerker, but the journey is as lovely—and haunting—as a snow filled winter’s night.”


  • “Winter Garden is Kristin Hannah’s best written and most deeply affecting novel yet.”

    Huffington Post

  • “A searing story with a breathtaking, beautiful ending.”

    Seattle Times

  • “This tearjerker weaves a convincing historical novel and contemporary family drama.”

    Library Journal

  • Selected for the February 2010 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katy | 2/15/2014

    " I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of hers with every book. This one is a heart wrenching emotional book that really got me in the end. I love historical fiction, and Kristen wrote this beautifully. It was slow in some parts which was why I am only giving it 4 stars....wish I could give 4.5 though..... I'm sad to say goodbye to these awesome ladies and their stories..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 1/31/2014

    " What a great book. A very sad and well told story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jodi | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent book! Read it in two days, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristen | 1/28/2014

    " Ick: It's like reading a Lifetime movie. "

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