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The wind is not a river

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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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Arcade Free Library FIC PAYTO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300376639
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Payton (Text)
Adult Fiction
52133300049497
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Caledonia Library Association FIC PAY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300248003
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Livonia Public Library FIC PAY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300396000
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Lyons Public Library F Pay (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300356044
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Naples Library FIC PAY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300243552
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Ontario Public Library FIC PAY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300590916
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Sodus Community Library FIC PAY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300365230
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica PAYT (Text)
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52149100493784
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC PAY (Text)
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52150300314424
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