“The Four Winds,” by Kristin Hannah, has been selected for the next Nebraska Women in Agriculture book club, which will conclude with a virtual discussion on June 7 at 2 p.m. Central time.
The book tells an incredible journey of survival, hope and what we do for those we love, set against America’s Great Depression of the 1930s and the Dust Bowl, considered to be the worst environmental disaster in American history. It’s about the strength and resilience of women, the value of female friendship and the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter.
The virtual discussion will be led by Soni Cochran, disaster education coordinator with Nebraska Extension. She leads the Nebraska Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) team and is a member of the Rural Family Stress and Wellness team, Nebraska AgrAbility and a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor. In her roles, Cochran serves on several task forces and working groups. Her office is in Chadron.
The oldest of seven, Cochran grew up on a family farm in southeastern Nebraska where she learned the value of hard work and gained an appreciation for rural life, science and nature. She is married and has three adult children, a stepson and four grandchildren. Since 2004, Cochran has served in the 155th Composite Squadron, Nebraska Wing, Civil Air Patrol. She loves hiking, camping and fly fishing.
Please note: A small portion of the book contains some explicit and sensitive content. Please be advised that portions of this book may be upsetting.
Registration is now open and is free but required. Register at: https://go.unl.edu/fourwinds
The first 20 registrants will have a complimentary copy mailed to them. If you are not within the first 20 registrants, you can also purchase the book through your favorite book retailer or borrow it from the Libby app when you use your local library card. This book is offered as both a written and audio version through Libby.
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2021-70027-34694.
Participate in a live virtual chat with Soni Cochran, Nebraska Extension educator, at 2 p.m. CT on June 7.
The first 20 people to register will receive a free book in the mail.