Book Title: The Four Winds
Author(s): Hannah, Kristin
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Year: 2021
Size: 1.35 MB
Texas, 1934. Millions are unemployed and a dry spell has broken the Great Plains. Ranchers are battling to keep their territory and their jobs as the yields are falling flat, the water is evaporating, and dust takes steps to cover them all. Perhaps the haziest time of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl time, has shown up intensely.
In this unsure and hazardous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so large numbers of her neighbors—should settle on a horrifying decision: battle for the land she cherishes or go west, to California, looking for a superior life. The Four Winds is a permanent representation of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one unyielding lady whose fortitude and penance will come to characterize an age.
From the New York Times smash hit creator of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of adoration and bravery and expectation, set against the scenery of one of America’s most characterizing periods—the Great Depression.