A Special Luncheon with Author Kristin Hannah and Julia Whelan | 11:30 am, Thursday, March 16th at the Manhattan Beach Country Club

{pages} a bookstore is very pleased to present a luncheon with New York Times Bestselling author, Kristin Hannah in celebration of the paperback publication of her latest, The Four Winds.  The event will be held at the beautiful Manhattan Country Club and includes a delicious three course luncheon, talk and books signing. Kristin Hannah will be in conversation with author and audio book narrator, Julia Whelan.  Ticket includes lunch and a paperback copy of The Four Winds.

Tickets [$80]

About the book: 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale comes an epic novel of love and heroism, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression.

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.
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.

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

About Julia Whelan: Julia Whelan is a screenwriter, lifelong actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator of over 500 titles. Her performance of her own debut novel, the internationally bestselling My Oxford Year, garnered a Society of Voice Arts award. Most recently she is the author (and audio book narrator) of {pages} staff favorite, Thank you for Listening. She is also a Grammy-nominated audiobook director, a former writing tutor, a half-decent amateur baker, and a certified tea sommelier.

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