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The Wind Is Not a River

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The Wind Is Not a River

THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER is a 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. 

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The Wind Is Not a River
by Brian Payton

  • Publication Date: September 2, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • ISBN-10: 006227998X
  • ISBN-13: 9780062279989


The following 100 winners and their book groups will each receive 10 copies of the book:

Amy from Lexington, KY
Amy from Waverly, IA
Andrea from Bethesda, MD
Ann from Concord Twp., OH
Anne from Cohoes, NY
Barbara from Simsbury, CT
Barbara from Starkville, MS
Barbara from Artesia, CA
Beckie from Perry, GA
Biz from Brigantine, NJ
Carol from Indianapolis, IN
Cathy from Somerville, NJ
Christen from Murray, UT
Darlene from Duluth, MN
Denise from Carmel, IN
Diane from Grand Rapids, MI
Donna from Grand Rapids, MI
Doreen from Slinger, WI
Eileen from Port Washington, NY
Elise from Vernon Hills, IL
Gail from Summerfield, FL
Glenna from Overland Park, KS
Helen from Gainesville, GA
Helen from Joliet, IL
Jan from Irving, TX
Jane from Shoreview, MN
Jane from Janesville, WI
Janet from Tigard, OR
Jean from Bridgeville, PA
Jeanne from Royal Oak, MI
Jill from Sun Prairie, WI
Jo from Derby, KS
Joann from Yardley, PA
Joanne from Saint Paul, MN
Judy from Edmond, OK
Karen from Walden, NY
Karen from Moberly, MO
Karen from North Richland Hills, TX
Kate from Eastham, MA
Kathy from Hatboro, PA
Kathy from Millis, MA
Kathy from Minnetrista, MN
Kay from Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kay from Stillwater, OK
Kelly from Friendsville, MD
Kim from Grover, MO
Kim from Lake Oswego, OR
Kim from Sterling, VA
Kristen from Pearland, TX
Laurie from Fredonia, NY
Linda from Decatur, IL
Linda from Chattanooga, TN
Liz from Waldwick, NJ
Lonnie from Wilber, NE
Lynda from Debary, FL
Lynn from Lexington, IN
Marcia from Whiting, IN
Marge from New Hope, PA
Margie from Leawood, KS
Margo from Fredericksburg, VA
Margy from Mequon, WI
Marie from Spring City, PA
Marilyn from Smyrna, GA
Marion from Port Ewen, NY
Marsha from Davenport, IA
Mary from Lincoln, NE
Mary Ann from Arden, NC
Maxine from Martinsburg, WV
Michelle from Brandon, MN
Monica from Owens Cross Roads, AL
Nancy from Savannah, GA
Nancy from Atascadero, CA
Nancy from Park Rapids, MN
Nancy from Chesterfield, MO
Pam from Olney, IL
Pamela from Middlesboro, KY
Paulette from Smithville, MO
Peggy from St Croix Falls, WI
Peggy from Fairview, MT
Rebecca from Huntington, WV
Roberta from Bellingham, WA
Roe from Riverside, CT
Roxanne from Battle Lake, MN
Sandra from The Colony, TX
Sandy from Greenfield, MA
Sara from Lynden, WA
Sarah from Charleston, WV
Sherry from Mentor, OH
Sheryl from Aurora, OH
Shondra from Wakarusa, IN
Sue from Neshkoro, WI
Susan from Loveland, CO
Susan from Cape Coral, FL
Susan from Kingsport, TN
Suzanne from Homer, LA
Terry from Detroit Lakes, MN
Tess from Prior Lake, MN
Therese from San Jose, CA
Tressa from South Jordan, UT
Virginia from Upper Arlington, OH