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A White Wind Blew – Available Now

A White Wind Blew by James Markert

Genre: Historical Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7837-2

Binding: Hard Cover

Price: $25.99

For book clubs who loved: The Piano Tuner, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Bel Canto, and La's Orchestra Saves the World

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You're ready for something that's deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for A White Wind Blew

“A compelling and thought-provoking novel that will move and inspire readers of all kinds.”
—John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road and Northwest Corner

“James Markert tells a story of the triumph of music and faith in a dead-end place of despair and lonliness call Waverly Hills. Beautifully told, A White Wind Blew is set in a time when the klan and racism openly thrived. With a historian’s eye for detail, Markert spins his story in a world where men and women were healed and made whole.”
—Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country

About the Book

Dr. Wolfgang Pike would love nothing more than to finish the requiem he's composing for his late wife, but the ending seems as hopeless as the patients dying at the Waverly Hills tuberculosis sanatorium. Dr. Pike believes music could help his patients, but his boss thinks otherwise, and this era of bootlegged whiskey is heavy with the specter of racial tensions. When a retired concert pianist arrives, Wolfgang begins composing music with the convition his songs will soothe the tortured bodies and souls of Waverly Hills. Inspired by the Doctor's passion, patients begin revealing their own musical talents and an orchestra of the most extraordinary kind begins to emerge.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Kentucky Bourbon Balls and Derby Pie (download event guide for recipes)

Best Wine: French bordeaux; we suggest Chateau Malbat, Clos Jean

Best Beer: Dark, stout beer; we suggest: Fuller's London Pride, Kentucy Dark Star

Best Coffee: Dark roast coffee; we suggest: Seattle's Best Coffee Level 5: Dark and Intenst; Starbuck's Café Verona

Best Tea: Loose leaf black teas; we suggest Adagio Cream, Tazo Organic Chai

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