Kristin Hannah has taken readers to World II France, remote islands and off-the-grid Alaska in 20 novels about mothers and daughters, sisters, women’s friendships and women’s courage.
In her latest, Four Winds, she lands readers in the bleakness of Texas, 1934, as farmers fight to keep their land although their crops are failing, water is drying up and dust threatens to bury them all. Like so many of her neighbors, the indomitable Elsa Martinelli faces the agonizing choice between fighting for the land she loves or going west to California.
Four Winds strikes a particularly prescient note in 2021, reminding us, as The New York Times wrote in its review, that ours is a nation of scrappy survivors.
Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster The Nightingale, published in 43 languages. A former lawyer, she lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest.
Women on the Move: A Virtual Series
Temple Emanu-El’s Stettenheim Library is proud to present its fourth edition of Women on the Move, a series that welcomes female authors to discuss their latest work probing the intricacies of our lives.
The series will be moderated by Zibby Owens, writer and creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts; journalist Jordana Horn, co-host of the Call Your Mother podcast and contributing editor at Kveller; and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.
Free (with option to buy the books)
Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse