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March 15, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Coronado Performing Arts Center
650 D Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
$10 entry only $18.99 one person and a copy of the book $28.99 two people and a copy of the book
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Author Event with Kristin Hannah, in Conversation with Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Friends of the Coronado Public Library present Kristin Hannah in conversation with Susan Elizabeth Philips, in partnership with Warwicks Bookstore and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission. This event is a fund-raiser for the Friends of the Coronado Public Library and a paid ticket is required to enter. Please visit our website for tickets and more information.

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels including The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and The Four Winds. A former lawyer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest. About The Four Winds: 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 ruins, 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, 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.
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