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Marginalia: Kristin Hannah On The Timeliness Of Historical Fiction

Kevin Lynch
Kristin Hannah, author of 'The Four Winds'

Kristin Hannah’s novel The Four Winds reveals the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battles between the haves and the have-nots.

Now, before you start thinking this is contemporary fiction, I should mention that it also brings to life The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the people who lived through them.

I recently spoke with Hannah about the themes and timeliness of this work of historical fiction. Here’s our conversation:


The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah was published by St. Martin's Press.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.