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The Great Alone

The Great Alone

A gripping novel of family dynamics, heartbreak and hope which tugs at the heartstrings, set against the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, from the bestselling author of The Nightingale

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ISBN 9781447286028
Barcode 9781447286028
Published 13 February 2018 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Hannah, Kristin

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ISBN-13 9781447286028
ISBN-10 1447286022
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication Date 13 February 2018
International Publication Date 8 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Hannah, Kristin
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 716g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 792428

Description of this Book

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love. Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen year old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness. At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women. About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah's ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Great characters, great plots, great emotions, who could ask for more in a novel?' -- Isabel Allende on The Nightingale Beautifully written . . . packed with action and emotion -- Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants on The Nightingale Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob -- Daily Mail on The Nightingale
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read, and her recent novel The Nightingale was a New York Times number one bestseller, selling almost three million copies worldwide.

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