A Novel Idea Book Group
June meeting dates:
June 8 at 7:00 pm (Virtual)
*Registration required for either session
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
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.
2023 Book Discussion Titles
January 12 & 18 – Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Zhang
February 9 & 15 – The Plot by Jean Korelitz
March 9 & 15 –Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley
April 13 & 19 – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
May 11 & 17 – What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline
June 8 & 21 – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
July 13 & 19 – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
August 10 & 16 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
September 14 & 20 – Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
October 12 & 18 – Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney
November 9 & 15 – Solito by Javier Zamora
December 14 & 20 – Love & Saffron by Kim Fay
hoopla Book Club Hub
Whether you are part of a book club or are reading along independently, the hoopla Book Club Hub can help you to make the most out of your book club experience. Each quarter, a new Spotlight Selection title is released, along with a discussion guide, exclusive author author interviews and more.
In the Time of Our History by Susanne Pari is the Spring Spotlight Selection title. To get more information, visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com.
Reluctantly returning home to observe the first anniversary of her sister’s death, Mitra, banished by her controlling father due to her rebellious nature, confronts hard truths from her past and that of her sister, a process that forges an unexpected path forward with her mother, who has always been caught in the middle.