The Four Winds

The Four Winds


  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • #1 Indie Bestseller
  • #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • #1 Canada’s Globe & Mail Bestseller
  • Today Show “Read With Jenna” Book Club Pick
  • Indie Next Selection
  • Amazon Spotlight Pick
  • #1 Library Reads Selection
  • Book of the Month Club Selection
  • Book of the Month Club Book of the Year
  • Amazon Best Book of the Year Selection
  • Washington Post 2021 Notable Work of Fiction
  • #1 Library Reads Favorite of 2021
  • An Audible Best Book of the Year
  • New Books for This Winter – USA Today
  • Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away — Oprah Magazine
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2021 —Newsweek
  • The 21 Best Books of 2021 for Working Moms —Working Mother
  • AARP Winter Preview
  • Best Books Coming in 2021 —BookBub
  • Books Everyone Will Talk About in 2021—PopSugar
  • Great Books to Start Your New Year —Refinery29
  • The Most Anticipated Winter Books That Will Keep You Cozy All Season Long —Stylecaster
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2021 and Best Books of Winter — Frolic

“Epic and transporting, a stirring story of hardship and love…Majestic and absorbing.”USA TODAY

“Brutally beautiful.” NEWSWEEK

“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)

“Fans of The Nightingale won’t be disappointed with the author’s newest work, and they’ll warn you—if you don’t know already—to keep the tissues handy.” KMUW (WICHITA LOCAL NPR)

“For devoted Hannah fans in search of a good cry.” KIRKUS

“Through Elsa’s eyes, readers travel through the Great Depression era and experience firsthand the difficulties faced in the Great Plains. Historical fiction readers will become immersed in this poignant story by Hannah (The NightingaleThe Great Alone) and will enjoy witnessing Elsa’s transformation from fragile, insecure girl to fearless, resilient woman.” LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)

“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

“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. –AP

“A spectacular tour de force of survival that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women.” –PEOPLE MAGAZINE, BOOK OF THE WEEK