The Great Alone

The Great Alone Alaska, 1974.Unpredictable Unforgiving Untamed.For A Family In Crisis, The Ultimate Test Of Survival.Ernt Allbright, A Former POW, Comes Home From The Vietnam War A Changed And Volatile Man When He Loses Yet Another Job, He Makes An Impulsive Decision He Will Move His Family North, To Alaska, Where They Will Live Off The Grid In America S Last True Frontier.Thirteen Year Old Leni, A Girl Coming Of Age In A Tumultuous Time, Caught In The Riptide Of Her Parents Passionate, Stormy Relationship, Dares To Hope That A New Land Will Lead To A Better Future For Her Family She Is Desperate For A Place To Belong Her Mother, Cora, Will Do Anything And Go Anywhere For The Man She Loves, Even If It Means Following Him Into The UnknownAt First, Alaska Seems To Be The Answer To Their Prayers In A Wild, Remote Corner Of The State, They 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 Allbrights Lack Of Preparation And Dwindling Resources.But As Winter Approaches And Darkness Descends On Alaska, Ernt S Fragile Mental State Deteriorates And The Family Begins To Fracture 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 In The Wild, There Is No One To Save Them But Themselves.In This Unforgettable Portrait Of Human Frailty And Resilience, Kristin Hannah Reveals The Indomitable Character Of The Modern American Pioneer And The Spirit Of A Vanishing Alaska A Place Of Incomparable Beauty And Danger The Great Alone Is A Daring, Beautiful, Stay Up All Night Story About Love And Loss, The Fight For Survival, And The Wildness That Lives In Both Man And Nature. All this time, Dad had taught Leni how dangerous the outside world was The truth was that the biggest danger of all was in her own home. This book completely stole my heart Maybe it s justfresh in my mind, but I m pretty sure I enjoyed The Great Alone eventhan Kristin Hannah s The Nightingale In fact, it was verging on a five star read for me until the final few chapters which I felt were too rushed andsentimental than I personally like But I still highly recommend it.I All this time, Dad had taught Leni how dangerous the outside world was The truth was that the biggest danger of all was in her own home. This book completely stole my heart Maybe it s justfresh in my mind, but I m pretty sure I enjoyed The Great Alone eventhan Kristin Hannah s The Nightingale In fact, it was verging on a five star read for me until the final few chapters which I felt were too rushed andsentimental than I personally like But I still highly recommend it.I loved the atmosphere that Hannah created She deftly draws the wild beauty of the Alaskan landscape, painting it as the visually stunning and dangerous place it is Set in
My reviews can also be seen at This was a FANTASTIC novel There s no way that anyone could have pried this book from my hands while I was reading it.Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors and I am always excited when a new book is going to be released When I found out that her new book, The Great Alone was set in Alaska in 1974 the year I was born I was itching to get reading.As the book opens, we meet the Allbright family Ernt, Cora, My reviews can also be seen at This was a FANTASTIC novel There s no way that anyone could have pried this book from my hands while I was reading it.Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors and I am always excited when a new book is going to be released When I found out that her new book, The Great Alone was set in Alaska in 1974 the year I was born I was itching to get reading.As the book opens, we meet the Allbright family Ernt, Cora, and their daughter, Leni Thirteen year old, Leni is l
3.5 stars When it comes to emotionally compelling fiction, without a doubt, Kristin Hannah is in a league of her own Over the years, she s taken me to the brink of hopelessness, dangled me over the edge of complete devastation and trampled my heart in the process Where I think her magic lies is in knowing just the right moment to toss out a lifeline restoring faith, inciting love and in some cases, leaving me in complete and utter awe.Naturally, having experienced a number of her noteworthy r 3.5 stars When it comes to emotionally compelling fiction, without a doubt, Kristin Hannah is in a league of her own Over the years, she s taken me to the brink of hopelessness, dangled me over the edge of complete devastation and trampled my heart in the process Where I think her magic lies is in knowing just the right moment to toss out a lifeline restoring faith, inciting love and in some cases, leaving me in complete and utter awe.Naturally, having experienced a number of her noteworthy reads, there s a certain level of expectation that now comes along with picking up one of her books unrealistic or not Instead of tiptoeing around the elephant in the room, I
Were you ever out in the Great Alone, when the moon was awful clear, And the icy mountains hemmed you in with a silence you most could hear With only the howl of a timber wolf, and you camped there in the cold, A half dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold While high overhead, green, yellow and red, the North Lights swept in bars Then you ve a hunch what the music meant hunger and night
This is my first read by Kristin Hannah and I adored it Set in the 1970s, it is about Ernt Allbright, a man who returns home to Seattle after being a POW in the Vietnam War He is now a changed man, suffering sleepless nights, flashbacks, nightmares and volatile in his behaviour PTSD was an undiagnosed condition at the time but it ravaged Ernt s life and that of his wife, Cora, and his 13 year old daughter, Leni The Allbright family used to have good times, but now Leni hears the fights and c This is my first read by Kristin Hannah and I adored it Set in the 1970s, it is about Ernt Allbright, a man who returns home to Seattle after being a POW in the Vietnam War He is now a changed man, suffering sleepless nights, flashbacks, nightmares and volatile in his behaviour PTSD was an undiagnosed condition at the time but it ravaged Ernt s life and that of his wife, Cora, and his 13 year old daughter, Leni The Allbright family used to have good times, but now Leni hears the fights and conflict between her parents Ernt struggles to hold down a job and their moves makes Leni long for a sense of stability When Ernt inherits a cabin and land in Alaska from a dead soldier, he pleads with Cora that this will be the making of him and them, they could live off the land and be free of the pressures that they have been living under Driven by this hope, they sell up and buy a ri
Kristin Hannah fans will bethan satisfied I found the story a little predictable and not all characters as layered as I would have liked, yet the sincerity in which Kristin wrote this novel is admirable and beautiful.with much to respect for taking on these serious themes Kristin s heart and passion is mixed between all her words on every page The writing flows with emotional intimacy.This story is told through the eyes of Leni, daughter of a former Vietnam POW Leni, an only chil Kristin Hannah fans will bethan satisfied I found the story a little predictable and not all characters as layered as I would have liked, yet the
OH BOY ALASKA THE GREAT ALONE KRISTIN HANNAH grabbed my attention from the get go with her freaky coldBrrrrrrrrdescriptively atmospheric novel set in a remote 1970 s Alaska where you can make one mistake, but the second one will kill you literally THE FIRST HALF of the story introduces the reader to the Allbright family and
Book coincidences I always read multiple books at the same time, always have So, I was reading History of Wolves, and because I had paper Arcs of both books and wanted to pass them on, I also started this one Both deal with the trauma of war, but this one was set in Alaska, and I love books set in cold climates It is the seventies and Ernt, who came back much changed from Vietnam, can t seem to settle Moving his small family from place to place, until he is left a small cabin in Alaska, fro Book coincidences I always read multiple books at the same time, always have So, I was reading History of Wolves, and because I had paper Arcs of both books and wante
Oh, man, this book.In 1974, the world was turned upside down, what with Vietnam, the gas crisis, Watergate, and so muchto cause people to feel unsettled Thirteen year old Leni Allbright knew these feelings all too well, butbecause her father, Ernt, a Vietnam POW, ha
Like a curved, upturned palm, Alaska beckons with her beauty, her majesty, and her prolific grandeur The awe inspiring allure gestures first until the ruggedness of her backbone sets in.The Allbright family lives on the edge of a nomad s existence Seattle, once filled with promise, no longer does It s 1974 and these displaced individuals are the walking wounded Ernt bears the mental and physical scars of being a prisoner of war held in Vietnam The nightmares are no longer wrapped in the dar Like a curved, upturned palm, Alaska beckons with her beauty, her majesty, and her prolific grandeur The awe inspiring allure gestures first until the ruggedness of her backbone sets in.The Allbright family lives on the edge of a nomad s existence Seattle, once filled with promise, no longer does It s 1974 and these displaced individuals are the walking wounded Ernt bears the mental and physical scars of being a prisoner of war held in Vietnam The nightmares are no longer wrapped in the darkness They seep into the day and explode without warning Cora, his wife, flits back and forth with her feeble attempts to sidestep his abusive behavior And caught in the throws of this disfunction is thirteen year old Leni Her silence lays a mantle