Kristin Hannah started her career in the advertising business; and then decided to go to law school. In her final year in law school, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She encouraged her daughter to write and together they dreamed up a novel. After her mother passed away, Kristin continued with her legal studies and then got married. Further and further away from writing and being an author.
When she got pregnant and ordered to rest, she was a voracious reader. Her husband encouraged her to continue with the novel she had started with her mother. The manuscript was done by the time her son was born.
Now 30 years later, and 21 novels written, she can say her mother’s vision was fulfilled.
Her novels include:
The Nightingale (2015) *Will be made into a movie
Fly Away (2013)
Home Front (2012)
Night Road (2011)
Winter Garden (2010)
True Colors (2009)
Firefly Lane (2008)
Magic Hour (2006)
Comfort and Joy (2005)
The Things We Do for Love (2004)
Between Sisters (2003)
Distant Shores (2002)
Summer Island (2001)
Angel Falls (2000)
On Mystic Lake (1999)
Home Again (1996)
Waiting for the Moon (1995)
When Lightning Strikes (1994)
If You Believe (1993)
I am reminded by Ms. Hannah’s story of my mother’s influence on myself becoming a librarian and someone who loves research, writing, and stories.
Mom always made time for reading stories and trips to the library. Mom was an avid and curious reader; having 2-3 history books or biographies at any given time on her night table.
Ms Hannah is right about her mom, my mom, and many other moms;
“What I know now about life is this: your mother is a part of everything you do and everything you are.”