The Four Winds

The Four Winds

From 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 America’s most defining eras—the 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 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 whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Title:The Four Winds
ISBN:9781250178602
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I think my eyes are bleeding. They cried themselves to death. They cannot function properly anymore.My heart hurts. It is already broken. My tears drained. I cannot gather my emotions anymore because ...

  • Maureen

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ Forgive my indulgence by starting this review on a personal note, but as a child, my parents had a saying - “Never judge a person’s life story by the chapter you f...

  • Angela M

    4.5 stars “Hope is a coin I carry: an American penny, given to me by a man I came to love. There were times in my journey when I felt as if that penny and the hope it represented were the only thing...

  • Paromjit

    This is epic historical fiction from Kristin Hannah, a harrowing, tough and painful read of one of American history's darkest period, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the tragedies, poverty, st...

  • Tammy

    This is America during the 1930’s.This is America after the stock market crash.This is America of the dust bowl.This is America of the forgotten farmer and the unemployed turned migrant worker: home...

  • Susanne  Strong

    A Beautifully Written, Heartbreaking Novel!The year is 1921, the setting is Texas, during the Great Depression.Elsa is a young woman who has never known love. Ignored by her family, she yearns for a d...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    I have read five of Ms. Hannah’s novels. I would give the read itself a 3* but the beautiful writing and the incredible research that went into this book definitely earns it a 4* rating.This book wa...

  • Theresa Alan

    I’d wanted a book that would make me cry, and this one really delivered. The hardships faced by Elsa are simply relentless. This is a good novel for the era of Covid when many Americans are publicly...

  • Jean

    I received an ARC digital copy of Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds directly from St. Martin’s Press and am delighted to offer my unbiased review. My thanks to Erica Martirano and DJ DeSmyter of St....

  • Ceecee

    This is the story of Elsinore (Elsa) Martinelli, her daughter Loreda, and mother in law Rosa. This is a fantastic saga which takes us on a heartbreaking journey from the Texas ‘Dust Bowl’ of the 1...