The Wind Is Not A River

December 31, 2013|
The Wind Is Not A River by Brian Payton
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A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife–separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil–fight to reunite in Alaska''s starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands

Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to document some part of the growing war that claimed his own flesh and blood. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska''s Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government.

While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the Birthplace of Winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese.

Alone in their home three thousand miles to the south, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband''s disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is–and what she is capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows.

A powerful, richly atmospheric story of life and death, commitment and sacrifice, The Wind Is Not a River illuminates the fragility of life and the fierce power of love.

Brian Payton has written for theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times, theChicago Tribune, and theBoston Globe. He is the author ofShadow of the Bear: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness, which was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Book Club pick, a Pearl''s Pick on NPR, and a National Outdoor Book Awards Book of the Year.The Ice Passage: A Tr...
Title:The Wind Is Not A River
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 1 in
Published:December 31, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443423731

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