In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.
#1New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018)
APeople “Book of the Week”
Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018”
Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018”
Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.
In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.
But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.
Praise forThe Great Alone:
An instant #1New York Times bestseller (February 2018) | A 2018 Indie Next Pick
Southern Living's "Books Coming Out This Winter That We Can't Wait to Read"
Pop Sugar's "10 Most Anticipated Books of 2018"
Working Mother's "Most Anticipated Books of 2018"
Brit & Co's "Most Anticipated Books of 2018"
Seattle Times' "Books to Look Forward to in 2018"
The Everygirl's "10 New Novels to Read this Winter"
Refinery 29's"Best Books of February"
BuzzFeed's"Most Anticipated Women's Fiction Reads of 2018"
"Featuring a rich cast of characters andelevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family." —People, "Book of the Week"
"Thisepic atmosphericnovel examineshumans' will to endure the unthinkable." —Real Simplemagazine
"There are many great things about this book...It will thrill her fans with its combination of Greek tragedy, Romeo and Juliet-like coming of age story and domestic potboiler. She recreates in magical detail the lives of Alaska's homesteaders...and is just as specific and authentic in her depiction of the spiritual wounds of post-Vietnam America.A tour de force." —Kirkus (starred review)
"Hannah vividly evokes the natural beauty and danger of Alaska and paints acompelling portrait of a family in crisisand a community on the brink of change." —Booklist
"Reliably alluring...The Great Alone is packed withrapturous descriptions of Alaskan scenery… Hannah remembers and summons an undeveloped wilderness, describing a gloriously pristine region in the days before cruise ships discovered it." —New York Times
"In this latest from Hannah, the landscape is hard and bleak but our young heroine learns to accept it anddiscover her true self...fans will appreciate the astuteness of the story andthe unbreakable connection between mother and child." —Library Journal
"Hannah skillfully situatesthe emotional family saga in the events and culture of the late ’70s... But it’s hertautly drawn characters—Large Marge, Genny, Mad Earl, Tica, Tom—who contribute not only to Leni’s improbable survival but to her salvation amid her family’s tragedy." —Publishers Weekly(starred review)
"Hannah turns the written word intowonderful prose...Times are difficult for so many in this novel and Hannah captures their suffering with sensitivity. The author expertly shows how love, death and birth run the full circle of life." —RT Book Reviews
Praise forThe Nightingale:
"Haunting,action-packed, and compelling."—Christina Baker Kline, #1New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute
"Beautifully written andrichly evocative." —Sara Gruen,#1New York Times bestselling author
“Aheart-pounding story.” —USA Today
"Arespectful and absorbing page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews
"Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council
“Expect to devourThe Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; thehigh-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” —Shelf Awareness
"Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war."—People
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