The Four Winds

The Four Winds
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250178626
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER #1 INDIE BESTSELLER "The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close.”—The New York Times "A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women."—People "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." —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing 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.

The Four Winds

The Four Winds
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781760984861
Available:
Release: 2021-01-27
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Powerful and compelling, I loved it' Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing The Four Winds is a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah. She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times . . . Texas, 1934. Elsa Martinelli had finally found the life she'd yearned for. A family, a home and a livelihood on a farm on the Great Plains. But when drought threatens all she and her community hold dear, Elsa's world is shattered to the winds. Fearful of the future, when Elsa wakes to find her husband has fled, she is forced to make the most agonizing decision of her life. Fight for the land she loves or take her beloved children, Loreda and Ant, west to California in search of a better life. Will it be the land of milk and honey? Or will their experience challenge every ounce of strength they possess? From the overriding love of a mother for her child, the value of female friendship, and the ability to love again - against all odds, Elsa's incredible journey is a story of survival, hope and what we do for the ones we love. PRAISE FOR THE FOUR WINDS 'Its message is galvanizing and hopeful' The New York Times '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.' Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing 'Brutally beautiful.' Newsweek 'Epic and transporting, a stirring story of hardship and love...Majestic and absorbing.' USA Today '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)

The Four Winds

The Four Winds
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781529054606
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Powerful and compelling’ - Delia Owens, number one international bestselling author of Where The Crawdads Sing 'The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful' - New York Times The Four Winds is a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author of The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah. She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times . . . Texas, 1934. Elsa Martinelli had finally found the life she’d yearned for. A family, a home and a livelihood on a farm on the Great Plains. But when drought threatens all she and her community hold dear, Elsa’s world is shattered to the winds. Fearful of the future, when Elsa wakes to find her husband has fled, she is forced to make the most agonizing decision of her life. Fight for the land she loves or take her beloved children, Loreda and Ant, west to California in search of a better life. Will it be the land of milk and honey? Or will their experience challenge every ounce of strength they possess? From the overriding love of a mother for her child, the value of female friendship and the ability to love again – against all odds, Elsa’s incredible journey is a story of survival, hope and what we do for the ones we love. Praise for Kristin Hannah ‘A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival’ - Kate Morton ‘A masterclass’ - Karen Swan **** What readers LOVE about The Four Winds 'Everyone should read this book. This is the new American classic' 'It will break your heart and bring you to tears. It will also be one of the best books you read all year!' 'This is historical fiction at its best: compelling, compassionate, enraging and courageous. I absolutely loved this book!' 'Gripping and captivating . . . heartbreaking and inspiring' 'We fall in love with a warrior who finds her power and strength, surrounded by love. Beautiful' 'BRAVO to the author, this is her best work yet'

Dance of the Four Winds

Dance of the Four Winds
Author: Alberto Villoldo,Erik Jendresen
Pages: 265
ISBN: UCAL:B3396118
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Destiny Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

American psychologist Alberto Villoldo recounts his journey to Peru to explore the visionary ceremonies of the Quecha shamans. In this magical realm of enigmatic sorcerers and powerful animal totems, Villoldo confronts the hidden powers of his own mind as he unlocks the secrets of the human psyche.

The House of the Four Winds

The House of the Four Winds
Author: John Buchan,Sepharial
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781528762373
Available:
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The House of the Four Winds" is a 1935 adventure novel by the Scottish novelist John Buchan. It is set in the fictional European country of Evallonia in the early 1930s, and explores the influence of some Scottish visitors in the toppling of a corrupt government - and the reinstatement of a monarchy. This text is a must-read for anyone who has enjoyed its prequel, "Castle Gay", or any of Buchan's writing, and it would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this book include: 'The Man with the Elephant', 'The House of the Four Winds', 'Diversions of a Marionette', 'Difficulties as a Revolutionary', 'Surprising Energy of a Convalescent', 'Arrivals at an Inn', 'Splendide Mendax', 'Night in the Woods', etcetera. Many texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Night Road

Night Road
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781429965026
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Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols
Author: Mark Harris
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780399562259
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An instant New York Times Bestseller! A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges--some of the worst largely unknown until now--by the acclaimed author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back Mike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind: while still in his twenties, he was half of a hit improv duo with Elaine May that was the talk of the country. Next he directed four consecutive hit plays, won back-to-back Tonys, ushered in a new era of Hollywood moviemaking with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and followed it with The Graduate, which won him an Oscar and became the third-highest-grossing movie ever. At thirty-five, he lived in a three-story Central Park West penthouse, drove a Rolls-Royce, collected Arabian horses, and counted Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Leonard Bernstein, and Richard Avedon as friends. Where he arrived is even more astonishing given where he had begun: born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish couple in Berlin in 1931, he was sent along with his younger brother to America on a ship in 1939. The young immigrant boy caught very few breaks. He was bullied and ostracized--an allergic reaction had rendered him permanently hairless--and his father died when he was just twelve, leaving his mother alone and overwhelmed. The gulf between these two sets of facts explains a great deal about Nichols's transformation from lonely outsider to the center of more than one cultural universe--the acute powers of observation that first made him famous; the nourishment he drew from his creative partnerships, most enduringly with May; his unquenchable drive; his hunger for security and status; and the depressions and self-medications that brought him to terrible lows. It would take decades for him to come to grips with his demons. In an incomparable portrait that follows Nichols from Berlin to New York to Chicago to Hollywood, Mark Harris explores, with brilliantly vivid detail and insight, the life, work, struggle, and passion of an artist and man in constant motion. Among the 250 people Harris interviewed: Elaine May, Meryl Streep, Stephen Sondheim, Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Tom Hanks, Candice Bergen, Emma Thompson, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Lorne Michaels, and Gloria Steinem. Mark Harris gives an intimate and evenhanded accounting of success and failure alike; the portrait is not always flattering, but its ultimate impact is to present the full story of one of the most richly interesting, complicated, and consequential figures the worlds of theater and motion pictures have ever seen. It is a triumph of the biographer's art.

Women of the Four Winds

Women of the Four Winds
Author: Elizabeth Fagg Olds
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0395957842
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Release: 1999
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Annie Smith Peck attempted seven times to climb Peru's highest mountain; Delia Akeley hunted big game in Africa; Marguerite Harrison spied in Russia for America; Louise Arner Boyd led expeditions to perilous East Greenland. Precursors of the modern Jane Goodalls and Sally Rides, these women represent a fascinating but forgotten era in the literature of exploration.

The Nightingale

The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1628995017
Available:
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Center Point
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In World War II France, two sisters face frightening situations and respond in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"--

The Complete Guide To Cleansing And Detox

The Complete Guide To Cleansing And Detox
Author: Nicholas Schnell, RH (AHG), RD, LMNT
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1467850691
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Release: 2008-07-22
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 House of the Four Winds

The House of the Four Winds
Author: Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466824201
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. James Mallory and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of the Four Winds. The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince's future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes. Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain. Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own--but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won't give him up without a fight. Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rose Code

The Rose Code
Author: Kate Quinn
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780062943484
Available:
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

The Great Alone

The Great Alone
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1250317746
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Release: 2019
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

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From the Four Winds

From the Four Winds
Author: Hayim Sabato,חיים סבתו,Yaacob Dweck
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1592642403
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

equals. And finally Haim learns the truth, as Farkash confides in him about his life in Hungary, tells him the story of his parents and their tragedy, and entrusts him with three sacred charges." --Book Jacket.

Horse of the Four Winds

Horse of the Four Winds
Author: Nancy Sanderson
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1463448015
Available:
Release: 2011-09-12
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Send for Me

Send for Me
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101947814
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! 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. Annelise is a dreamer: imagining her future while working at her parents' popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany, anticipating all the delicious possibilities yet to come. There are rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents can't quite believe that it will affect them; they're hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer: a brick thrown through her window; a childhood friend who cuts ties with her; customers refusing to patronize the bakery. Luckily 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 her grandmother's letters from Germany, she sees the history of her family's sacrifices in a new light, and suddenly she's faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future. A novel of dazzling emotional richness that is based on letters from Lauren Fox's own family, Send for Me is a major departure for this acclaimed author, an epic and intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness.

Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781429938464
Available:
Release: 2010-02-02
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Wizard of the Four Winds

Wizard of the Four Winds
Author: Douglas Sharon
Pages: 358
ISBN: 1514371634
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Release: 2015-07-16
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Wizard of the Four Winds: A Shaman's Story is the text that introduced the outside world to shamanic healing in northern Peru. The story of don Eduardo Calderón (who was elevated to almost legendary status as a result of Sharon's research), this book inspired a generation of academics and shamanic seekers alike. Back, finally and by popular demand, this long-awaited and completely revised second edition presents a detailed discussion of Sharon's own experiences as the curandero's apprentice as well as summaries of more than 40 years of scholarship (including Sharon's own extensive work) into the lives and healing arts of other Peruvian shamanic practitioners. More than 70 pages of updated appendices compare and contrast the ritual symbolism of don Eduardo Calderón's mesa with shamanic tools and practices found throughout ancient and modern Mesoamerica and South America. Wizard of the Four Winds: a Shaman's Story is, now more than ever, an indispensable tool for any serious student of Peruvian shamanism!

Where the Four Winds Blow

Where the Four Winds Blow
Author: Dan Yaccarino
Pages: 91
ISBN: 0066236274
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Release: 2003
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Upset that his busy parents ignore him, Roger wishes they would be blown away, but then he and his irritable sister must endure a fantastic journey in order to find them.

The Four Winds of Heaven

The Four Winds of Heaven
Author: Monique Raphel High
Pages: 664
ISBN: 1944179135
Available:
Release: 2016-06-18
Editor: Penner Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As one prominent Jewish family, the Gunzburgs fight for their principles, the rest of Russia adheres to the malicious and unfaltering laws of the Tsar. Torn between what is expected of them and what their hearts truly want, the Gunzburgs begin to forge a new path-in search of their own identity and place in a world full of forbidden love, shattering betrayals, and war. Can they find where they truly belong and where their passion lies while the dynasty crumbles around them? "Inspired by the diaries of Monique Raphel High's grandmother, this epic saga will take readers on a journey through Russian history as witnessed by one woman who lived it."