An adventure tale about enduring love between man and wife

The Wind Is Not A River by Brian Payton

Rich in emotion, this war novel is a tale of enduring love. Journalist John Easley leaves his beloved wife, Helen, to pursue a story about the Japanese occupation of Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands during the Second World War. John talks his way onto a bombing crew’s plane, but when it’s shot down, he parachutes helplessly onto one of the bleak, near-frozen isles. So begins a journey for survival unlike any he’s ever documented. Meanwhile, desperate for information, Helen hatches a plan to find him, joining a dance troupe touring Alaskan army outposts.

The Wind is Not a River, Brian Payton, $30, Indigo and Amazon.