The Today Show/Jenna's Book Club February Pick
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a captivating, heartbreaking tale of a family who will do anything for each other -- and everything to survive. The strength of Hannah's prose brings the characters to life in a way that will make you unable to tear yourself away from them. You will celebrate their triumphs, mourn their tragedies, and commend their bravery.
Through it all, it is easy to feel Hannah's desire to honor those who lived and fought through this devastating time in history. The Four Winds is also an ode to the strength and ferocity of mothers, and a declaration that sometimes, love is the only thing that holds us together.
Above all else, The Four Winds is merely a really good story, one that hits you in all the right places and will keep surprising you until the end. -- Associated Press
Epic and transporting, a stirring story of hardship and love...Majestic and absorbing. -- USA Today
Hannah brings Dust Bowl migration to life in this riveting story of love, courage, and sacrifice...combines gritty realism with emotionally rich characters and lyrical prose that rings brightly and true from the first line -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Outstanding.... [A] rich, rewarding read about family ties, perseverance, and women's friendships and fortitude. -- Booklist (starred review)
Brutally beautiful. -- Newsweek
One woman's journey exemplifies the hard choices families faced when confronted with survival versus a sense of home. -- GoodMorningAmerica.com
The Four Winds is a sweeping epic about an American struggling to keep her family afloat. It feels eerily timely as it highlights the ways women rally during a national crisis. -- Real Simple
A heartbreaking but beautiful story of sacrifice, courage, love, and hope. Grab the tissues. --The Skimm
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. This mother's soul, suffering the same drought as the land, attempts to cross deserts and beat starvation to save her children with a fierce inner strength called motherhood. A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself. -- Delia Owens, author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING