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The Four Winds


Author: Kristin Hannah

Started: Feb. 2, 2021

Finished: Feb. 3, 2021


The Great Depression affected not only big businesses but the average farmer as well. Elsa is a young girl who lived in the area soon known as the Dust Bowl. As a single mother in the 1930s, Elsa finds herself crossing the country with her two children in tow, looking for a better life for her family. Elsa learns that she is made of sterner stuff and that she is raising her children to face anything.


I am a huge Kristin Hannah fan and have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book. I had previously read numerous novels of hers. This ranks in my Top 5 without question. Kristin Hannah takes the time to research her chosen topic and it shows. The details within the story are so detailed that you can clearly envision the dust storms and the migrant camps at which Elsa and her children live. This story is that of the American dream and the American endurance to achieve that dream.

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