The Wind Is Not A RiverLarge Print - 2014
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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: LP PAYTO-B
Characteristics: large print 445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm