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Kristin Hannah Live, in Conversation with Susan Elizabeth Phillips – March 15

Kristin Hannah, March 15, Coronado Performing Arts Center

The Friends of the Coronado Public Library present Kristin Hannah in conversation with Susan Elizabeth Phillips, in partnership with Warwick’s Bookstore and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission on Thursday, March 15, at 7 pm, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Coronado Public Library and a paid ticket is required to enter. Ticket options are:

  • $10 entry only
  • $18.99 for admission for one person and one copy¬†of¬†The Four Winds
  • $28.99 for admission for two people and¬†one copy of¬†The Four Winds
  • Check-in starts/doors open at 6:15 pm. Please print out your ticket in advance.
  • Seating is first-come, first served.
  • “With Book” ticketholders¬†will receive a paperback copy of¬†The Four Winds¬†at check-in.
  • Additional books will be available for purchase at this event.
  • The Performing Arts Center, at 650 D Avenue, is directly behind the Coronado Public Library. You can view a parking map HERE.¬†The two lots marked ‚Äúschool parking lots (for select events only)‚ÄĚ will be available.
  • Purchase tickets online¬†HERE.

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels including The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and The Four Winds. A former lawyer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

About¬†The Four Winds: 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 ruins, 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, 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.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips¬†is a¬†New York Times,¬†Publisher’s Weekly, and¬†USA Today¬†bestselling author, known for her lighthearted contemporary romance novels which include the Chicago Stars series; the Wynette, Texas series; and multiple standalone books. She has published more than 20 books including¬†It had to be You,¬†First Star I See Tonight, and¬†Dance Away with Me. Her novels have been published in more than 30 languages and appear on bestseller lists worldwide.

The¬†Friends of the Coronado Public Library¬†(FOL), founded in 1970, is a public benefit non-profit organization whose primary mission is to support the Coronado Public Library. The Library has two sources of funds to maintain this fabulous community resource. Tax dollars, through the City of Coronado yearly budget, pays for all essential services needed to run the Library, such as salaries, the building and grounds upkeep and maintaining its collection of books, DVDs, takeaways and other printed materials. But just as important to any Library are its programs, for its children, teens and adults.¬† And that is where the Friends of the Coronado Public Library comes in. FOL provides ALL of the economic resources for what the City would consider ‚Äúnon-essential‚ÄĚ resources, i.e. ALL the programs and ALL the extra items (art exhibits, etc.) which make our Library so special.