By Gail Caldwell

ISBN-10: 0812972562

ISBN-13: 9780812972566

ISBN-10: 1400062489

ISBN-13: 9781400062485

ISBN-10: 1428129529

ISBN-13: 9781428129528

during this exquisitely rendered memoir set at the excessive plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into artwork what it's prefer to come of age in a selected time and position. A robust West Wind starts within the Fifties within the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a position of either boredom and sweetness, its flat horizons damaged simply via oil derricks, grain elevators, and church steeples. Its tale belongs to a woman who grew up surrounded by way of airborne dirt and dust storms and livestock ranches and summer time lightning, who took shelter from the vastness of the land and the ubiquitous wind through taking flight into books. What she came upon there, from renegade girls to males who lit out for the territory, became out to provide a blueprint for her personal destiny. Caldwell might develop as much as turn into a author, yet first she must fall in love with a guy who used to be each mother’s nightmare, pass though the agony and fireplace of the Vietnam years, and defy the daddy she cherished, who had served as a grasp sergeant within the moment global struggle.

A robust West Wind is a memoir of tradition and history–of fathers and daughters, of 2 global wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties. however it can also be in regards to the mythology of position and the evolution of a sensibility: approximately how literature can form or even expect a life.

Caldwell possesses the extreme skill to light up the needs, tales, and lives of normal humans. Written with humanity, urgency, and gorgeous restraint, A robust West Wind is a paranormal and unforgettable booklet, destined to develop into an American classic.

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