Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Four Winds

Book: The Four Winds

Author: Kristin Hannah

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. 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.-Goodreads

Review: I love Kristin Hannah and was so excited to read this novel but this did not work for me. The historical aspect was extremely well researched but I could not connect with any of the characters. It was a struggle to get through this, I kept falling asleep. 

Grade: 2/5 

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