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The Great Alone - by Kristin Hannah (Paperback)

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From the author of the worldwide phenomenon The Nightingale comes a story of a family in crisis and a young girl struggling to survive at the edge of the world, in America's last true frontier.



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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.

#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018)
A People "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.



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Praise for The Great Alone:

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018) A 2018 Indie Next Pick

One of...
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 and elevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family. --People, Book of the Week

This epic atmospheric novel examines humans' will to endure the unthinkable. --Real Simple magazine

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 a compelling portrait of a family in crisis and a community on the brink of change. --Booklist

Reliably alluring...The Great Alone is packed with rapturous 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 and discover her true self...fans will appreciate the astuteness of the story and the unbreakable connection between mother and child. --Library Journal

Hannah skillfully situates the emotional family saga in the events and culture of the late '70s... But it's her tautly 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 into wonderful 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 for The Nightingale:

Haunting, action-packed, and compelling.--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Absolutely riveting!...Read this book. --Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute

Beautifully written and richly evocative. --Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A heart-pounding story." --USA Today

A respectful and absorbing page-turner. --Kirkus Reviews

Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France. --Jewish Book Council

"Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-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



About The Author



KRISTIN HANNAH is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the The Nightingale, a major motion picture directed by Michelle MacLaren, and The Great Alone, set in Alaska. Hannah is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Night Road, Fly Away, and Home Front, which has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (producers of the Oscar-nominated film The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to write, produce, and direct. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x 1.7 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 576
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback
Author: Kristin Hannah
Book theme: General
Language: English
Street Date: September 24, 2019
TCIN: 76533252
UPC: 9781250229533
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5670
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
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S06060 - 3 months ago
Writing this before I am even finished because I have already decided it’s an amazing book. I was just reading for 3 hours because I couldn’t put it down. The Nightgale is Hannah’s more popular book but it pales in comparison.
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One of the best book I've ever read!

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Cassgirl - 6 months ago
Absolutely broke my heart, put it back together, broke it again and put it together! SO good!
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Excellent Book!

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Midwest Mama - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I loved the writing style, the character development, the setting - pretty much everything about this book! I tend to read shorter books, but this story really pulled me in.
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Must review!

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E - 9 months ago
Beautifully written and amazing storyline. Love this book so much.
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SO good!!

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Leia - 2 years ago
This is definitely one of my favorite books. I’ve recommended it to friends & family and they all loved it too! Highly recommend!
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Pick me, pick me!

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havtooz - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Best book ever! Quick read.
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Great book

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Hi - 2 years ago
The best book I’ve read! I could not put it down.
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Great Historical Fiction

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Mary H - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
One of the best books I have ever read!
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Very Good Book!

5 out of 5 stars
cami - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book. Writer described details and characters so wonderfully, I felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading.
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Great story telling

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MW - 3 years ago
Heavy content but so well written. Kristin Hannah pulls you in and doesn’t let go! Another great read: The Nightingale!
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stitchysbookclub - 3 years ago
Wow. This book broke me and put me back together more than a few times. What a great freaking story. Kristin Hannah is very talented and she knows exactly what she’s doing to us. This book reminded me why I love reading, I was completely transported. I think I felt every emotion while reading it, including not being able to read because I was sobbing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I highly recommend this one. Don’t let it sit on your shelf unread like I did.
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MF - 4 years ago
This was such a great bug! I want everyone to read this book!
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Tammy - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I loved this book. My first Kristin Hannah book and I’ll be reading many more. One of the best books I’ve ever read.
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Best book ever!

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Maddy - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
One of the best books I’ve read by Kristen Hannah. This book will leave you speechless
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Great book, easy order pickup

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Augang - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I love her books, and this didn't disappoint! Easy to order, was ready for pickup when promised. Nice to know we can keep reading during this time of difficulty and isolation. Thank you Target!
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Donna - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this author!! This book is totally awesome!! Has me hanging on every word!!
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