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    Number One New York Times Best Seller

    Number One USA Today Best Seller

    Number One Wall Street Journal Best Seller

    Number One Indie Best Seller

    "The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021.... Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close." (The New York Times)

    "A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women." (People)

    "Through one woman’s 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)

    From the number-one best-selling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.

    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.

    The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it - the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, 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

    "Julia Whelan is herself a master storyteller because it’s absolute magic how she brings this novel to life for listeners. Her emotional rendering will bring tears and laughter and she portrays every character perfectly, men women and children...Have the tissues close when you put those earbuds in." (Reading Franzy)

    "With forceful narrative drive, Whelan delivers a compelling performance of Hannah's memorable new novel." (AudioFile magazine)

    ©2021 Kristin Hannah (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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    Incredible Story incredibly read!

    One of those rare books that really take you on the journey of the characters. A book that makes you feel everything that happens and gave me deeper sense of what it must feel like to come to a state or country without anything but hope, wanting a better life. Since I’m from Europe this topic spoke to me particularly since it’s so relevant and splits our societies. Further I loved the story for its historical content. I have never heard of dust storms and it was scary and breathtaking to hear about it and what it does to animals and humans.
    An absolutely incredible story that I won’t forget and again perfectly read by Whelan.

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    wonderful

    stunning. beautiful, heartbreaking, and still so very relevant. Julia Whelan is as fabulous as ever.

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    Wonderful book

    I LOVED listening to this book. It’s beautifully written, very relevant right now and so well narrated. Highly recommend.

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    A Masterpiece of a story, writing and narration.

    A rollercoaster of emotions. Captivating and riveting novel. Masterfully narrated. A novel you will never forget.