"Nest in the Wind" is a non-fiction book written by Martha C. Ward that chronicles personal experiences and the customs and cultures of the inhabitants of Pohnpei. The author spent several years in the early 1970s conducting scientific research and making detailed observations on the island situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The book paints a vivid picture of Ward's experiences on the island, including harsh living conditions and inadequate food sources. It also describes the difficulties and sense of accomplishment in overcoming language barriers, as well as learning about and assimilating to different cultures. On a more personal level, the author shares details about the intricacies of her own pregnancy on the island, becoming a mother and how she came to a better understanding of the traditional practices and beliefs of the island's inhabitants.