We will bring summer to a close with our discussion of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, on September 11th at 2:30 pm at St. Matthew’s.
“My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.”
Texas, 1921. 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, the future seems bleak. With her reputation in ruin, she marries a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Everything on the farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. Elsa must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind in search of a better life for her family.
This powerful epic 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.
Save the date: On October 9th we will discuss The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.