The Four Winds



The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a heartrending tale of resilience and love amidst the Great Depression. Elsa’s journey from Texas to California, in search of a better life for her children, explores themes of survival, motherhood, and hope. It’s a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit.

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Number of pages: 464

Published: 17 February 2022

SKU: 9781529054583 Categories: ,


Embark on a heart-wrenching journey through the dust and despair of the Great Depression with Kristin Hannah’s profound novel, The Four Winds. A masterpiece that seamlessly blends the harsh realities of 1930s America with the unyielding spirit of love and resilience, this book stands as a testament to the enduring power of the human heart. Kristin Hannah, celebrated for her ability to craft deeply moving narratives, once again proves her prowess with this instant New York Times number one bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club Pick.

Set against the backdrop of a drought-stricken Great Plains, we follow the story of Elsa Martinelli, who has built a life filled with the simple joys of family and farm, only to see her world crumble as the earth beneath her withers. Faced with the desertion of her husband and the looming threat to her land, Elsa is confronted with a choice that tests the very limits of her courage and determination: to fight for the home she loves or to venture west to California with her children, Loreda and Ant, in search of a better future.

The Four Winds is more than a historical novel; it is a narrative rich with emotion, highlighting the strength of women, the indestructible bond between mother and daughter, and the capacity to find love and hope in the bleakest of times. Through Elsa’s journey, Kristin Hannah explores themes of survival, friendship, and the sacrifices we make for those we love.

Praised by authors such as Matt Haig and Delia Owens for its powerful storytelling and compelling nature, The Four Winds is a story that resonates deeply with its readers, evoking a range of emotions from heartbreak to inspiration. It is a vivid portrayal of the American spirit, a celebration of the resilience that defines us, and a reminder of the bonds that tether us to one another.

Readers across the globe have been captivated by Elsa’s story, heralding The Four Winds as a new American classic that belongs on every bookshelf. With its gripping narrative, emotional depth, and historical accuracy, Kristin Hannah’s novel is not just a book but a journey—one that speaks to the warrior in all of us, reminding us of the power of love and the strength found in the face of adversity.

What Readers Are Saying:

  • “A new American classic that everyone should read.”
  • “An emotional rollercoaster that will leave you in tears, yet filled with hope.”
  • “Historical fiction at its finest—compelling, compassionate, and utterly captivating.”
  • “A story of survival, love, and the incredible strength of women.”

Dive into The Four Winds and experience a story that is as beautiful as it is brutal, a narrative that celebrates the human spirit’s capacity to overcome the unimaginable.

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Weight 335 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.1 × 3 cm