The Wind Is Not A River

The Wind Is Not A River

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"Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, he heads north 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 at home, 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."-- Dust jacket flap.

HARPERCOLL

The Wind Is Not a River is Brian Payton's 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. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, he heads north 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 at home, 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. 



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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.
Desperate to understand the war that claimed the life of his brother, journalist John Easley heads to Alaska to investigate the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands, while his wife is forced to reimagine who she is and what she is capable of doing after he disappears.
Desperate to understand the war that claimed the life of his brother, journalist John Easley heads to the Territory of Alaska to investigate the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government, while the wife he left behind is forced to reimagine who she is and what she is capable of doing after he disappears. Original. 100,000 first printing.

Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945‡xCampaigns
Historical fiction
Publisher: [New York] : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062279972
0062279971
Branch Call Number: F
PS3616.A98 W56 2014
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 23 cm

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