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The Great Alone

The Great Alone
  

Alaska, 1974.Untamed.Unpredictable.And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. From the author who brought you the phenomenon of The Nightingale.

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ISBN 9781427212689
Barcode 9781427212689
Published 6 February 2018 by Macmillan
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Hannah, Kristin
Other Whelan, Julia
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781427212689
ISBN-10 1427212686
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Macmillan
Imprint MacMillan Audio
Publication Date 6 February 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Hannah, Kristin
Other Whelan, Julia
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 150mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Veterans, Alaska, Audiobooks, Survival
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 907820

Description of this Book

Alaska, 1974.Untamed.Unpredictable.And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. From the author who brought you the phenomenon of The Nightingale.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for The Great Alone: A 2018 Indie Next PickOne of...Southern Living's Books Coming Out This Winter That We Can't Wait to Read Popsugar'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 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 detailthe 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 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'tallow 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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