March 2021 - The Four Winds
Thanks to all who joined in our Zoom book club this month. While it’s not quite as much fun as meeting in person, we sure did have a lot of laughs!
I hope you all enjoyed Only Time Will Tell, the first book of The Clifton Chronicles series. It sure did leave you with a cliff hanger and a need to move on to book two, Sins of the Father. I am currently on book three of the series, but I will be pausing to read our next book club book, a unanimous choice by the ladies who participated in the Zoom meeting.
It’s a bit of a departure from our usual European genre, but it is by the author of one of our favorite books The Nightingale. I hope we all enjoy this month’s choice just as much!
Please find below the information for this month's book.
Here are the details:
Where: Lavender Hill Designs / Zoom
When: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm
Book: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
“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.
If you can’t make a book club meeting that’s fine. There’s always next month!
If you are planning to attend, please R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 352-7042.
I hope everyone stays well and heathy until our next meeting. Keep social distancing and washing those hands!
Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I've got a place I can go and be happy.