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The Great Alone

The Great Alone
  

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 (Feb... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781250229533
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Release Date 24 September 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Hannah, Kristin
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ISBN-13 9781250229533
ISBN-10 1250229537
Stock Release date is 24 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 24 Sep 2019
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Imprint St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 24 September 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hannah, Kristin
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 608
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
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Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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

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Author's Bio

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.

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