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The Four Winds
A Novel
By (author): Kristin Hannah

ISBN:

9781250178602

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket
English

Audience:

General/trade
Feb 02, 2021
Print Run: 1500000
$37.99 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

9.51in x 6.48 x 1.6 in | 730 gr

Page Count:

464 pages

Illustrations:

Includes four part-opening black-and-white photographs plus 4-color printed endpapers
St. Martin's Press
FICTION / Women
 
Read with Jenna 2021, Long-listed
The Four Winds, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, is an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras--the Great Depression.

"If I close my eyes, I can still taste the dust..."

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman who will discover the best in herself in the worst of times.

KRISTIN HANNAH is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale and The Great Alone. A former lawyer turned writer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

- starred review from Publishers Weekly
- starred review from Booklist
- #1 NYT bestselling author of The Nightingale which has sold over 146k copies in Canada and The Great Alone which has sold over 40k copies in Canada
- 1.5 million print run
- Raincoast Superlead

Raincoast Superlead: #1 NYT bestselling author of The Nightingale, which has sold over 134k copies in Canada, and The Great Alone, 36k sold in Canada; 1.5 million print run

Praise forThe Four Winds:


"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, asa change in the wind. This mother’s soul, suffering the same drought as the land, attempts to cross deserts and beat starvation to save her children with a fierce inner strength called motherhood. A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself."—Delia Owens, author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

"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 powerful, stirring, wind-swept tale set in Depression-era America that makes your heart break and soar in equal measure. An escape into the past with timely echoes to the present. Kristin Hannah is a classic storyteller and The Four Winds sees her at the top of her game.”-- MATT HAIG,New York Times bestselling author of THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY

"Wow. I have been left with a bursting heart. Prepare to go on a journey. The story of Elsa and her family will sweep you up on its wings and plunge you to the depths of feeling. This novel is crucial for our times: although set during the Great Depression and the terrible dust bowls, it holds up a mirror to our current world and asks us to look and to understand deeply. It is a story of migration, poverty, prejudice - it shines a light on a crisis that is all too real in today’s world. Yet, it is also a story of love, family, unbreakable bonds, bravery and hope. I will never forget the characters, what they endured and how they hoped and loved. I feel that I will be forever touched by them. I loved this book so much!" --Christy Lefteri, author of THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO


"A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women."—People

"Brutally beautiful."Newsweek


"Epic and transporting, a stirring story of hardship and love...Majestic and absorbing."USA Today


"The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a captivating, heartbreaking tale of a family who will do anything for each other — and everything to survive. The strength of Hannah’s prose brings the characters to life in a way that will make you unable to tear yourself away from them. You will celebrate their triumphs, mourn their tragedies, and commend their bravery.

Through it all, it is easy to feel Hannah’s desire to honor those who lived and fought through this devastating time in history.The Four Winds is also an ode to the strength and ferocity of mothers, and a declaration that sometimes, love is the only thing that holds us together.

Above all else,The Four Winds is merely a really good story, one that hits you in all the right places and will keep surprising you until the end."Associated Press

"One woman’s journey exemplifies the hard choices families faced when confronted with survival versus a sense of home."GoodMorningAmerica.com

"Hannah brings Dust Bowl migration to life in this riveting story of love, courage, and sacrifice...combines gritty realism with emotionally rich characters and lyrical prose that rings brightly and true from the first line"Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Outstanding.... [A] rich, rewarding read about family ties, perseverance, and women's friendships and fortitude." Booklist (starred review)

"The Four Winds is a sweeping epic about an American struggling to keep her family afloat. It feels eerily timely as it highlights the ways women rally during a national crisis."Real Simple

"A heartbreaking but beautiful story of sacrifice, courage, love, and hope. Grab the tissues."The Skimm

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