The Four Winds Book

The Four Winds | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah available in full 320 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to The Four Winds below.

The Four Winds

By Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 1250178622
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 712
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-four-winds.pdf

Book Excerpt :

"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “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.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The House of the Four Winds
    The House of the Four Winds

    A Book written by John Buchan,Sepharial, published by Read Books Ltd 2020-12-01 - 340 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Summary of The Four Winds
    Summary of The Four Winds

    A Book written by Alexander Cooper, published by BookSummaryGr 2021-06-20 - pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Summary of Kristin Hannah's The Four Winds
    Summary of Kristin Hannah's The Four Winds

    A Book written by Milkyway Media, published by Milkyway Media 2021-09-14 - pages - part of Study Aids books.

    Get eBook
  • The House of the Four Winds
    The House of the Four Winds

    A Book written by Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory, published by Tor Books 2014-08-05 - 304 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Stories on the Four Winds
    Stories on the Four Winds

    A Book written by Patricia Grace,Albert Wendt,Alice Tawhai,Briar Grace-Smith,Paula Morris,Tina Makereti,James George,Renée,Jacqui McRae,Eru Hart,Helen Waaka,Toni Pivac,K-T Harrison,Anya Ngawhare,Ann French,Piripi Evans,Mark Sweet,Terence Rissetto, published by Huia Publishers 2016-11-30 - 290 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Study Guide for Book Clubs: The Four Winds
    Study Guide for Book Clubs: The Four Winds

    A Book written by Kathryn Cope, published by Kathryn Cope 2021-05-19 - 55 pages - part of Study Aids books.

    Get eBook
  • Where the Four Winds Dwell
    Where the Four Winds Dwell

    A Book written by Seppie, published by AuthorHouse 2010-08-12 - 196 pages - part of Literary Collections books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Coven

By Diane Wing
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Book Code : 1615991735
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: coven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Treachery Ignites an Otherworldly Battle Between Good and Evil Centuries have passed since the Coven of the Triad Witches, once charged with protecting the Scrolls of the Four Winds, was betrayed and their memories cast into darkness. They have reincarnated together in many lifetimes, but this time, one of their own intends to wield the power of the Scrolls herself. Sisters in magic with ties more binding than blood, they must face a dangerous journey to rekindle ancient powers and fulfill their true destiny. Readers Rave about Coven "Love, gratitude, friendship, discernment, sincerity, and bonds of physical dimension on the callings of our eternal Soul. You will find it all in Coven."--Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya "The whole time reading it I was enjoying the story and failed to see that by the time I was through I was actually learning valuable lessons." --Kelly Withers Learn more at www.ForestWitch.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com FIC009510 FICTION: Fantasy - Dark/Horror FIC027040 Fiction: Gothic FIC044000 Fiction: Contemporary Women

The Great Alone

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 125016561X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: the-great-alone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature. #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018) A People “Book of the Week” Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018” Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018” Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

Fly Away

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 125003180X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 527
  • Pdf File: fly-away.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the characters in Firefly Lane in her next blockbuster novel, Fly Away. Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . . Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people. Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world. Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs. A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

Go By The Four Winds

By Barbara Madrid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499037414
  • Total of Pages : 406
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: go-by-the-four-winds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“If a person commits a crime against another people, and they are someday sorrowful of this crime, they will ask forgiveness from the person; we may or may not be forgiven; if we are not forgiven, either way we need to let it go. They will forgive you in their time, when it is right for them, that is the Creator’s job, not yours. In asking forgiveness from the Creator, you need to let it go. The Creator immediately will forgive us once we ask it of Him. It is our human nature to think, sometimes our crimes are too horrific in nature. The human in us tells us Creator can’t forgive those; it is the human in us that makes us think, it is the human in us we need to turn off. Only then is when we listen to our heart. The Creator does not have a court with a judge, jury or prosecutor; there is only One, Him. He does not have a scale or measure to determine or compare one crime to another, to Him a crime is a crime, if the crime is being an adulterer, a liar, or a murderer, to Him they are all the same, the punishment is the same. What matters is not the crime, but that you were spiritual enough to ask forgiveness from our Creator. Don’t let the human in you think you cannot be forgiven, that is Satan influencing you, Satan will want you to think you are no good and can’t possibly be forgiven. DO NOT listen to that one. Let your heart, your spirit take over with the understanding it is done. The Creator wants you to know you do not repeatedly need to be forgiven for the same crime. You have been forgiven, so you are to go on as He intended. He created us to be happy, so that is what you will do. And you are to be sure you forgive others for their crimes against you. That is just how it works.”

The Adventures of Brak the Barbarian Volume Two

By John Jakes
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453263292
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: the-adventures-of-brak-the-barbarian-volume-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brak braves magic and malice on his way to the paradise of Khurdisan Brak the Barbarian has no time for gods. A simple warrior, he cares only for plunder and women, and sees religion as nothing but foolish superstition. But the disciples of the Dark One, Yob-Haggoth, take their god seriously—and they believe Yob-Haggoth wants Brak dead. In Witch of the Four Winds, Brak tries to pass through rocky country, but ominous things begin to happen. A shower of boulders falls without a sound. He meets an old man who seems to know his every secret. And his pony is torn to pieces by an unseen monster. A great magician is hounding Brak—a malevolent force that no broadsword can match. In When the Idols Walked, Brak arrives at the edge of the roaring sea, seeking a ship to carry him to Khurdisan. But before he can find passage, his caravan is set upon by slavers who chain the great warrior to an oar. With each stroke he plots his revenge. Brak’s tormentors will be destroyed, but he will find that the sea holds greater horrors than a slavedriver’s whip. This ebook bundle contains additional stories featuring Brak the Barbarian, as well as an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Complete Guide To Cleansing And Detox

By Nicholas Schnell, RH (AHG), RD, LMNT
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781467850698
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: the-complete-guide-to-cleansing-and-detox.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With our environment, homes and food becoming increasingly toxic, it is more important to practice natural cleansing methods now than any time in history. The information contained in this book is essential to reestablishing and maintaining good health. Cleansing is one of the oldest and most revered natural healing practices. It is also one of the most misunderstood. This is the first book to take a comprehensive approach to cleansing and detoxification programs. The Four Winds Holistic Cleanse described in this book is the first complete program to address detoxifying the entire body in a safe, gentle and effective manner. This book provides the reader with everything they need to know about cleansing including the history, the body’s detox pathways, understanding toxins and their role in disease, herbal medicine and supplements, home spa techniques and a specific two week program. The program is based on a combination of clinical experience working with patients, the latest scientific findings and best of ancient traditions. The most unique aspect of this book is its emphasis on showing the reader how to embracing cleansing as a truly transformative physical healing process and a catalyst to personal growth. The Four Winds Holistic Cleanse is a powerful catalyst anyone can use to stimulate the bodies innate ability to heal itself. By purchasing this book, you are taking a powerful journey to return to optimal health. "All true healing begins with detoxification. This book will show how to cleanse and detoxify your body’s systems safely and effectively." Michael Tierra, author of the East West Herb Course, Way of Herbs and Planetary Herbology and founder of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). “Unlike many books on cleansing, Nicholas shares a comprehensive, historical and practical synopsis of cleansing therapies. The program is safe, simple and practical. Most importantly it is backed by his years of practicing as a clinical herbalist. I highly recommend it to anyone who has interest in cleansing or natural healing.” Miles Coleman, Herbalist, RH (AHG) “I recommend this book to my patients as a useful adjunct to natural healing and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. I have seen many patients benefit tremendously from the Four Winds Holistic Cleanse program described in this book. I feel it is excellent for helping to heal many of the chronic diseases facing so many Americans today.” Joel Dunning, Acupuncturist, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Herb.

The Kristin Hannah Collection: Volume 1

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1466883022
  • Total of Pages : 1312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: the-kristin-hannah-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE KRISTIN HANNAH COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 is sure to delight the beloved, blockbuster bestselling author's legions of fans. Includes: FIREFLY LANE To the people around them they were known as KateandTully or the Firefly Lane Girls. A single, inseparable unit. Best friends forever. On the surface they were as opposite as two people could be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret home life that is destroying her. Yet they are best friends who swear they'll be there for each other, and for thirty years that promise holds strong—until events and choices in their lives make that promise impossible. More than a coming-of-age novel, this is the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you—and knows what has the power to hurt you and heal you. FLY AWAY Kristin Hannah returns to the world of the unforgettable characters from FIREFLY LANE and asks the question: How do you hold yourself together when your world has fallen apart? This is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other—plus a miracle—to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heartwrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, it reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day. TRUE COLORS The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their stern, unyielding father gave them almost no attention. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. An overweight dreamer, she never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that had been in her family for three generations. Aurora, the middle, is the peacemaker. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the undisputed star of the family. Everything comes easily to Vivi Ann, her father's love most of all. But when Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters. They will be pitted against each other in ways none could have imagined. Secrets will be revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both the family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's has written a novel that's about sisters, vengeance, jealousy, betrayal—and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.

Night Road

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429965029
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 409
  • Pdf File: night-road.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Kristin Hannah's Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. "A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review) Life comes down to a series of choices. To hold on... To let go...to forget...to forgive... Which road will you take? For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget...or the courage to forgive. Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love. "You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished." —The Huffington Post

Winter Garden

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429938463
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: winter-garden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes Kristin Hannah's powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

Will My Pet Go To Heaven?

By Angela Shears,Tammy Fitzgerald,Shae Cooke,Donna Scuderi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Book Code : 0768490871
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: will-my-pet-go-to-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is your special friend always waiting at the door for you with a wagging tail and an unconditional look of happiness? Is your favorite lap warmer always ready to keep you company on dark and stormy nights? No matter if your friend is furry, finned, feathered, or leathered, no doubt your pet plays an important role in your life and your family. In fact, your pet may be your family. But after the inevitable happens and you sob your last good-bye, will you see your pet again? In Heaven? Does your pet have a soul? Will your pet go to Heaven? This fun and light-hearted look at a seriously sad subject reveals many perspectives about Spot’s stairway to Heaven, Fluffy’s final resting place, and birds of Paradise. Will your pet rabbit rest in peace, or will your fish float forever in the septic tank? In addition to their own blend of passionate and compassionate diva dialogue, the four writers quote devoted pet owners, clergy, friends, family, and even those who just aren’t “pet people.” From the variety of perspectives and opinions, this is a heart-warming, tail-wagging conversation sure to keep you smiling from now until then…

Send for Me

By Lauren Fox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101947810
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: send-for-me.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the powerful bonds of family. • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! Based on the author’s own family letters, Send for Me tells the story of Annelise, a young woman in prewar Germany. Growing up working at her parents’ popular bakery, she's always imagined a future full of delicious possibilities. Despite rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, Annelise and her parents can’t quite believe that it will affect them; they’re hardly religious. But as she falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer. Soon Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain. Two generations later in a small Midwestern city, Annelise’s granddaughter, Clare, is a young woman newly in love. But when she stumbles upon a trove of the letters her great-grandmother wrote from Germany after Annelise's departure, she sees the history of her family’s sacrifices in a new light, leading her to question whether she can still honor the past while planning for her future.

Count the Ways

By Joyce Maynard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062398296
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 554
  • Pdf File: count-the-ways.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her most ambitious novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of her most acclaimed work in a mesmerizing story of a family—from the hopeful early days of young marriage to parenthood, divorce, and the costly aftermath that ripples through all their lives Eleanor and Cam meet at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s. She’s an artist and writer, he makes wooden bowls. Within four years they are parents to three children, two daughters and a red-headed son who fills his pockets with rocks, plays the violin and talks to God. To Eleanor, their New Hampshire farm provides everything she always wanted—summer nights watching Cam’s softball games, snow days by the fire and the annual tradition of making paper boats and cork people to launch in the brook every spring. If Eleanor and Cam don’t make love as often as they used to, they have something that matters more. Their family. Then comes a terrible accident, caused by Cam’s negligence. Unable to forgive him, Eleanor is consumed by bitterness, losing herself in her life as a mother, while Cam finds solace with a new young partner. Over the decades that follow, the five members of this fractured family make surprising discoveries and decisions that occasionally bring them together, and often tear them apart. Tracing the course of their lives—through the gender transition of one child and another’s choice to completely break with her mother—Joyce Maynard captures a family forced to confront essential, painful truths of its past, and find redemption in its darkest hours. A story of holding on and learning to let go, Count the Ways is an achingly beautiful, poignant, and deeply compassionate novel of home, parenthood, love, and forgiveness.

Whose Names Are Unknown

By Sanora Babb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806187522
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: whose-names-are-unknown.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sanora Babb’s long-hidden novel Whose Names Are Unknown tells an intimate story of the High Plains farmers who fled drought dust storms during the Great Depression. Written with empathy for the farmers’ plight, this powerful narrative is based upon the author’s firsthand experience. This clear-eyed and unsentimental story centers on the fictional Dunne family as they struggle to survive and endure while never losing faith in themselves. In the Oklahoma Panhandle, Milt, Julia, their two little girls, and Milt’s father, Konkie, share a life of cramped circumstances in a one-room dugout with never enough to eat. Yet buried in the drudgery of their everyday life are aspirations, failed dreams, and fleeting moments of hope. The land is their dream. The Duanne family and the farmers around them fight desperately for the land they love, but the droughts of the thirties force them to abandon their fields. When they join the exodus to the irrigated valleys of California, they discover not the promised land, but an abusive labor system arrayed against destitute immigrants. The system labels all farmers like them as worthless “Okies” and earmarks them for beatings and worse when hardworking men and women, such as Milt and Julia, object to wages so low they can’t possibly feed their children. The informal communal relations these dryland farmers knew on the High Plains gradually coalesce into a shared determination to resist. Realizing that a unified community is their best hope for survival, the Dunnes join with their fellow workers and begin the struggle to improve migrant working conditions through democratic organization and collective protest. Babb wrote Whose Names are Unknown in the 1930s while working with refugee farmers in the Farm Security Administration (FSA) camps of California. Originally from the Oklahoma Panhandle are herself, Babb, who had first come to Los Angeles in 1929 as a journalist, joined FSA camp administrator Tom Collins in 1938 to help the uprooted farmers. As Lawrence R. Rodgers notes in his foreword, Babb submitted the manuscript for this book to Random House for consideration in 1939. Editor Bennett Cerf planned to publish this “exceptionally fine” novel but when John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath swept the nation, Cerf explained that the market could not support two books on the subject. Babb has since shared her manuscript with interested scholars who have deemed it a classic in its own right. In an era when the country was deeply divided on social legislation issues and millions drifted unemployed and homeless, Babb recorded the stories of the people she greatly respected, those “whose names are unknown.” In doing so, she returned to them their identities and dignity, and put a human face on economic disaster and social distress.

Let the Wind Rise

By Shannon Messenger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481446568
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 934
  • Pdf File: let-the-wind-rise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The breathtaking action and romance build to a climax in this thrilling conclusion to the Sky Fall trilogy from the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Vane Weston is ready for battle. Against Raiden’s army. Against the slowly corrupting Gale Force. Even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He’ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden’s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely. But Audra won’t wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus—the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange “guide” left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play—but Raiden is ready. Freedom has never held such an impossible price, and both groups know the sacrifices will be great. But Vane and Audra started this fight together. They’ll end it the same way.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

By Christy Lefteri
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0593128168
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 225
  • Pdf File: the-beekeeper-of-aleppo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. “A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and see.”—Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz WINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside. On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo—until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain. Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa, who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls. Above all, they must make the difficult journey back to each other, a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement. Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten. Praise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo “This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power.”—Esther Freud, author of Mr. Mac and Me “This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion, its sensual style, and its onward and lively urge for resolution.”—Daljit Nagra, author of British Museum “This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today. It’s intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant, but very importantly it is accessible. I’m recommending this book to everyone I care about.”—Benjamin Zephaniah, author of Refugee Boy

The Worst Hard Time

By Timothy Egan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547347774
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: the-worst-hard-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.

The Last of the Apple Blossom

By Mary-Lou Stephens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Book Code : 1867226448
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: the-last-of-the-apple-blossom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fire took everything - except two women's fighting spirits. A sweeping, big-hearted Australian family saga for readers of Judy Nunn and Victoria Purman. 7 February, 1967. Walls of flame reduce much of Tasmania to ash. Young schoolteacher Catherine Turner rushes to the Huon Valley to find her family's apple orchard destroyed, her childhood home in ruins and her brother dead. Despite her father's declaration that a woman will never run the orchard, Catherine resolves to rebuild the family business. After five sons, Catherine's friend and neighbour, Annie Pearson, is overjoyed by the birth of a much longed for daughter. As Annie and her husband Dave work to repair the damage to their orchard, Dave's friend Mark pitches in, despite the fact that Annie wants him gone. Mark has moved his family to the valley to escape his life in Melbourne, but his wife has disappeared leaving chaos in her wake and their young son Charlie in Mark's care. Catherine becomes fond of Charlie, whose strange upbringing has left him shy and withdrawn. However, the growing friendship between Mark and Catherine not only scandalises the small community but threatens a secret Annie is desperate to keep hidden. Through natural disasters, personal calamities and the devastating collapse of the apple industry, Catherine, Annie and those they love battle to save their livelihoods, their families and their secrets. PRAISE FOR THE LAST OF THE APPLE BLOSSOM: 'What a cracker of a debut! A beautiful story of family and orchards, of secrets and love and forgiveness' - Victoria Purman, author of The Women's Pages 'The crisp prose sparkles and the characters stay with you long after the story ends' - Lauren Chater, author of Gulliver's Wife 'Timeless yet also telling an achingly familiar story to us here and now, this is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, triumph and tragedy' -Karen Brooks, author of The Good Wife of Bath

Falling for Heaven: Four Winds, #1

By
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: falling-for-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Falling for Heaven: Four Winds, #1

Drinking the Four Winds

By Ross Heaven
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moon Books
  • Book Code : 1780995393
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: drinking-the-four-winds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Ross Heaven, a psychologist and ex-pharmaceutical industry consultant, embarks on a shamanic apprenticeship in the rainforests and mountains of South America his intention is to unlock the secrets of San Pedro, the mescaline cactus that has been used as a sacrament and teacher plant in Peru for millennia, and to learn about love and healing. What he finds is more remarkable, painful, enriching, liberating and extraordinary than he could have imagined.

Legend of the Four Winds

By A. L. Morton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Book Code : 1622121651
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: legend-of-the-four-winds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A car accident sends Ennoia Ames reeling into a gripping supernatural trip that becomes a heart-pounding race against time to save the planet. It all begins when Ennoia gets run off the Florida Interstate while trying to get to work. Immediately after her near fatal accident, she has dreams that become a living nightmare. A dark and ancient entity is determined to find her and kill her, before Ennoia can discover who and what she really is. Ennoia moves to Boston, where she meets Emily Moore, an eccentric old professor. The elderly lady has a secret, one that will bring Ennoia closer to the 6,000-year-old legend known as the Legend of the Four Winds. The secret foretells the coming destruction of the world About the Author: A.L. Morton has been weaving fantastical tales her whole life. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she now lives in St. Augustine, Florida. The story began as a dream. She drew a Celtic symbol that was a large part of her dream. I was a part of a medieval ceremony that took place thousands of years ago. This ceremony was held high upon a hill that held four sets of giant stones, much like Stonehenge.Four women stood in between their perspective stone gateways. Several months later, I received an unexpected gift, a necklace. It carried the same exact symbol as the one from my dream. I became inspired and plunged myself into some serious research, only to find that this ceremony had been real and that the symbol that was on my necklace had indeed been a real Celtic religion called the Four Winds. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/ALMorto

The Four Winds of Summer

By Sandra Craig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781462085538
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: the-four-winds-of-summer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Summer is a woman of endurance. On the family farm where she grew up, she lived through the death of her mother and a near rape. She longed for the father she never knew. When Bobby, the love of her life, goes off to college, she feels alone. It would be years before they meet again. Summer moves to D.C. to be near her sisters, and becomes very successful. Everything in her life is the way it should be until the men she becomes involved with are mysteriously murdered. The detective investigating the murders hounds Summer, believing she is involved. Summer is determined to find who and why the person doing the killing has targeted the men in her life.

The House of the Four Winds

By John Buchan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 984
  • Pdf File: the-house-of-the-four-winds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The House of the Four Winds" by John Buchan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Summary of The Four Winds By Kristin Hannah

By Condensed Books
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Condensed Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: summary-of-the-four-winds-by-kristin-hannah.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A chapter-by-chapter high-quality summary of Kristin Hannah´s book The Four Winds, including chapter details and an analysis of the main themes of the original book. About the original book: The year is 1921 in Texas. It's a season of plenty. The Great War is over, the land's wealth is abundant, and America is on the verge of a new and hopeful period. But the future appears gloomy for Elsa Wolcott, who is judged too old to marry at a period when marriage is a woman's only option. Until she meets Rafe Martinelli one night and chooses to change her life's path. With her reputation in shambles, she has no choice but to marry a guy she hardly knows. By 1934, the world had changed; millions of people were out of work, and the Great Plains had been decimated by drought. As crops fail, water runs out, and the soil breaks up, farmers are struggling to maintain their land and livelihoods. Dust storms rage over the plains incessantly. Every day is a terrible battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive on the Martinelli farm, including Elsa's shaky marriage. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa, like so many of her neighbors, must choose between fighting for the place she loves and leaving it behind to seek a better life for her family in California.

Horse of the Four Winds

By Nancy Sanderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781463448011
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: horse-of-the-four-winds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Kate Garland’s father is kidnapped in Mexico, she and her mother are forced to sell everything to meet the ransom demands. From spacious Fairydell Farm in Southern California’s Orange Park Acres, they must move to a small house in Riverside County and hope for Dr. Jim Garland’s safe return. After months of anxious waiting, Kate meets mysterious Zane McAlister, the man her mother has hired to rescue her father. Kate thinks he looks like a bandito and doesn’t trust him. Is he in cahoots with the kidnappers? And what of Tinkerbelle, her beloved Arabian mare? She is the last of the Garland purebreds. Will Kate have to sacrifice her as well? Desperate for money, Kate finds work at a nearby riding stable that is situated on land once part of a huge Spanish grant owned by the De la Costas. There, her life becomes strangely intertwined with the history of this old Californio family in ways she couldn’t have imagined. Do the De la Costas have the key to securing Dr. Garland’s release? Join Kate and her new friends, Maria Leon and Airyn Murdock, as her life takes one strange turn after another. Continuing her “Summer Horse” series, award-winning author, Nancy Sanderson, has added another element to her favorite theme of girls and their horses – California history. In Horse of the Four Winds, readers will learn about the “Leather-jacket” Spanish soldiers who settled the Golden State in the 1700s and how their descendants left their mark on the state’s history. Front cover art by Stacey Mayer

Falling for Hope: Four Winds, #3

By
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: falling-for-hope.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Falling for Hope: Four Winds, #3

The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By John Buchan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788773500
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: the-house-of-the-four-winds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of John Buchan’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Buchan includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Buchan’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Four Winds Farm

By Mrs. Molesworth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040518447
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: four-winds-farm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Four Winds Farm

Four Winds Farm

By Mrs. Molesworth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: four-winds-farm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Four Winds Farm" by Mrs. Molesworth. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Angel Falls

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307756963
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: angel-falls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds, Angel Falls is “a tearjerker . . . about the triumphs of family” (Detroit Free Press). When Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother, falls into a coma, it is up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together and care for their grieving, frightened children. Doctors tell Liam not to expect a recovery, but he believes that love can accomplish what medical science cannot. Daily he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her stories of the precious life they have built together, hoping against hope that she will wake up. But then he discovers evidence of his wife’s secret past: a first marriage to movie star Julian True. Desperate to bring Mikaela back at any cost, Liam knows that he must turn to Julian for help. But will that choice cost Liam his wife, his family, and everything he holds dear? One of Kristin Hannah’s most moving novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and commitment, of an ordinary man who dares to risk everything in the name of love.

Home Again

By Kristin Hannah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345490924
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: home-again.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author The Four Winds, a moving, powerful novel about the fragile threads that bind together our lives and the astonishing potential of second chances “A tender, beautifully told story of emotional growth, forgiveness [and] the possibility of miracles.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Madelaine Hillyard is a world-famous heart surgeon at the top of her game. Her personal life is far less successful. A loving but overworked single mom, she is constantly at odds with her teenage daughter. At sixteen, Lina is confused, angry, and fast becoming a stranger to her mother—a rebel desperate to find the father who walked away before she was born. Complicating matters for Madelaine are the vastly different DeMarco brothers: While priest Francis DeMarco is always ready to lend a helping hand, his brother, Angel, long ago took on the role of bad boy. Years earlier Angel abandoned Madelaine—and fatherhood—to go in search of fame and fortune. His departure left Madelaine devastated, but now he reappears and seeks help from the very people he betrayed—as a patient in dire need.

David's Question

By Edward Reaugh Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Book Code : 9780880105002
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 522
  • Pdf File: david-s-question.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If, ultimately, there is only one reality, then neither religion nor science can be fulfilled until they come together on a higher plane. In this second volume of his authoritative, anthroposophical commentary on the Bible, Edward Reaugh Smith shows that there is no difference between true science and the divine intelligence sought by true religion. The model for such a union of science and religion is the spiritual science developed by Rudolf Steiner. In this union, what the senses show us about the physical world--when keenly observed and allowed to speak for itself instead of being abstracted into theories--become images of the spiritual world: "As above, so below." Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the Bible, the author shows us that anthroposophy provides unique insights into the biblical account. Included are essays on: Evolution Creation and Apocalypse The Four Elements As Above, So Below Fire (where Earth and Heaven meet) Light (the first form of corporeality from which all else follows) Blood (the meeting point of inner and outer worlds) What Is Man (how beings of the higher worlds work in forming the earthly vehicle for the human being) Plus Numerous Charts & Tables, an extensive bibliography, and an index of scriptures cited. This is an important resource for anyone who wants to dig into the deepest meanings of biblical scriptures.