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Kristin Hannah with Christina Baker Kline - Four Winds

Thursday, September 23, 6pm CDT / 7pm EDT
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Left Bank Books and Macmillan’s Book + Author series welcome #1 New York Times Bestselling author
Kristin Hannah,
who will discuss her new book 
The Four Winds,
in a virtual book club event on Zoom at 6pm CT/7pm ET on September 23rd.
Hannah will be in conversation with fellow #1 New York Times Bestselling author
Christina Baker Kline.
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Come join us! Sign up to participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series: a virtual book club event with Kristin Hannah for her #1 bestseller The Four Winds. We've partnered with Macmillan to bring this opportunity to book club members across the country, who can tune in to hear a discussion with fellow author Christina Baker Kline and participate in the live Q&A. Register through the link.

 

About The Four Winds
Since its release in February of 2021, THE FOUR WINDS has become a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a #1 USA Today Bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, and a #1 Indie Bestseller. We are thrilled to bring this exclusive conversation to you, the enthusiastic readers of this book!

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER
#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
#1 INDIE BESTSELLER

"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 bestselling 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.

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.

 

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale and The Great Alone. A former lawyer turned writer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train as well as A Piece of the World. She lives outside New York City and spends as much time as possible on the coast of Maine. Learn more about Christina at www.christinabakerkline.com.
 
 
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Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00pm
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