A White Wind Blew

A White Wind Blew

3.89 (954 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas


"Compelling and thought-provoking." --John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road

When the body fails, you've got two choices. Send the doctor in, or send a prayer up. But when no miracle arrives, how do you pull out a measure of hope?

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 a hundred yards away at the Waverly Hills Tuberculosis sanatorium. If he can't ease his own pain with music, he tries to ease theirs -- but his boss thinks music is a waste, and in 1920s Louisville, the specter of racial tensions looms over everything. When a retired concert pianist arrives, Wolfgang is thrust into an orchestra of the most extraordinary kind that emerges to change everything.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402284349
  • 9781402284342
  • 2,592,933

Review quote

"Excerpt: Markert has written a book with real heart and which also benefits from such an interesting setting as a tuberculosis sanitarium. A "White Wind Blew" is lovely and a very diverting way to spend an afternoon. " - Devourer of Books
show more

Rating details

954 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 28% (265)
4 42% (404)
3 22% (213)
2 6% (60)
1 1% (12)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X