The Four Winds

The Four Winds

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.

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.

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  • Emily May

    A warrior believes in an end she can’t see and fights for it. A warrior never gives up. A warrior fights for those weaker than herself.It sounds like motherhood to me. Kristin Hannah's books seem...

  • 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...

  • Bridgett

    Kristin Hannah novels are so hit and miss for me. For instance, I absolutely loved Night's probably one of my all-time favorite books. Yet, I really fecking hated the The Nightingale. And...

  • 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...

  • Matt

    “The wind picked up, ruffled [Elsa’s] dress. She paused in beating the rug, sweat running down her face…and tented a hand over her eyes. Past the outhouse, a murky, urine-yellow haze burnished t...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***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*...

  • Gabby

    This book was phenomenal. I cried my eyes out so hard, and I did a whole reading vlog dedicated to this book which you can see here:

  • Susanne  Strong

    Review also posted on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend...A Beautifully Written, Heartbreaking Novel!The year is 1921, the setting is Texas, during the Great Depression.Elsa is a young woman...