The Four Winds: A Novel
The Four Winds: A Novel

The Four Winds: A Novel

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Author: Hannah, Kristin

Brand: St. Martin's Press

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 464

Release Date: 02-02-2021

Details: Product Description #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER#1 INDIE BESTSELLER"The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close.”―The New York Times"A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women."―People"Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind." ―Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads SingFrom the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.”Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa―like so many of her neighbors―must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it―the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. Review No, the grit stinging your eyes and getting stuck in your teeth isn’t real, that’s just how evocative Kristin Hannah’s descriptions of the Dust Bowl storms are. But unlikely heroine, Elsa Martinelli, will lodge herself into your heart. The Four Winds is a reminder, when we so urgently need it, of the resiliency not only of the human spirit, but of this country as well. Hannah's latest reads like a classic. –Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review Review Praise for The Four Winds:The Today Show/Jenna's Book Club February PickOne of "2021's Most Highly Anticipated New Books"―NewsweekOne of "27 of 2021's Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away"―Oprah MagazineOne of "24 books for February"―GMA.comOne of "The Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021"―ParadeOne of the "Books Everyone Will Talk About in 2021"―PopSugarOne of "The 57 Most Anticipated Books Of 2021"―ElleOne of "32 Great Books To Start Off Your New Year"―Refinery29One of "25 of the Best Books Arriving in 2021"―BookBubOne of "The 21 Best Books of 2021 for Working Moms"―Working MotherOne of "The Most Anticipated Winter Books That Will Keep You Cozy All Season Long"―StylecasterOne of the "Most Anticipated Books

Package Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.5 inches

Languages: English