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The Four Winds

The Four Winds

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This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and narrator.From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of Americas most defining erasthe Great Depression.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 as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinellilike so many of her neighborsmust 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 whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press"Hannah (The Great Alone) 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"Through one womans 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 Sing.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio :, Findaway World, LLC,, [2021]
ISBN: 9781250826275
Characteristics: 1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in


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May 26, 2021

Well written saga of the dust bowl days and a family attempting to survive. I could not help but think of the Grapes of Wrath and Henry Fonda's speech about the hopes of abandoning home for a new life in California. Tom Joad laments: I'll be all around in the dark. I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look—wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build, I'll be there, too. Although I was familiar with this journey of hope idea for the "Okies", I did not realized that these desperate people were hated by the Californians. Timely message about immigration of today. Highly recommend this book!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

ArapahoeChristine Mar 09, 2021

I could not stop listening to this book. I listened while I was driving, while I did housework and well into the night. Kristin Hannah has the best ability to make you feel; you will feel fear, love, desperation, and hope.

ArapahoeChristineS Mar 08, 2021

Bleak and descriptive, this is a story for when you need a sad book. I appreciated learning about the conditions of farmers during the Dust Bowl and severe drought during the Great Depression. This felt so current, with so many natural disasters, unemployment, and immigration debates going on at the moment. The real story here is a mother/daughter story, fraught with it's own complications, and the will to survive. This was not an easy listen, I felt sad, outraged, and heartbroken; but it also seemed like I was reading a piece of history that I didn't know anything about, and that made it worth it.


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ArapahoeChristine Mar 09, 2021

Enough is, Goddamned, enough!

ArapahoeChristine Feb 26, 2021

Be brave.

ArapahoeChristine Feb 26, 2021

How much difference a friend could make. How one person could lift your spirit just enough to keep you upright.


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