Kristin Hannah with Lisa Gardner: The Four Winds
Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the paperback release of The Four Winds with author Kristin Hannah, in conversation with Lisa Gardner.
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This event is ticketed. Tickets include a general admission seat at the event AND a paperback copy of The Four Winds.
The Four Winds
“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.
Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Four Winds, The Nightingale and The Great Alone. A former lawyer turned writer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.
Moderator Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen thrillers. Her latest is One Step Too Far, available now from Dutton books.