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The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah The Great Alone Alaska 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 lo

  • Title: The Great Alone
  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN: 9780312577230
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah 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 yeAlaska, 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 unknown.At 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 thems
    The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah

    The Great Alone A Novel Hannah, Kristin An Best Book of February In Kristin Hannah s The Great Alone, a damaged vet named Ernt Allbright returns from Vietnam and moves his family to the wilds of Alaska to start their lives anew Initially it s a welcome change, but as winter approaches, and Ernt s mental state deteriorates, his wife and daughter find themselves in an increasingly precarious position. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah Jan , THE GREAT ALONE by KRISTIN HANNAH is an absolutely wonderful, spellbinding, powerful, tense, touching, and heartbreaking domestic family drama story that was an all consuming and emotional read for me. The Great Alone Kristin Hannah 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. The Great Alone A Novel Kindle edition by Hannah 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 New York Times Instant Bestseller February A

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    1. Emily May on said:

      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 just fresh in my mind, but I m pretty sure I enjoyed The Great Alone even than 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 and sentimental than I personally like But I still highly recommend it.I loved the atmosphere [...]

    2. Deanna on said:

      My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordprWow 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, Le [...]

    3. Melissa on said:

      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 read [...]

    4. Angela M on said:

      Were you ever out in the Great Alone,when the moon was awful clear, And the icy mountains hemmed you inwith a silence you most could hear With only the howl of a timber wolf, andyou 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 andred, the North Lights swept in bars Then you ve a hunch what the musicmeant hunger and night and the stars From The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W Service It s to the wildern [...]

    5. Paromjit on said:

      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 confl [...]

    6. Elyse on said:

      Kristin Hannah fans will be than 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 child, had gone to [...]

    7. Carol on said:

      OH BOY ALASKA THE GREAT ALONE KRISTIN HANNAH grabbed my attention from the get go with her freaky cold Brrrrrrrr descriptively atmospheric novel set in a remote 1970 s Alaska where you can make one mistake, but the second one will kill you terally THE FIRST HALF of the story introduces the reader to the Allbright family and the shock of their unimaginably dangerous and unpredictable new life in the wildVING ROUGH Yikes in their inherited little cabin, they must haul water, grow their own vegetab [...]

    8. Diane S ☔ on said:

      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, from a b [...]

    9. Linda on said:

      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 [...]

    10. Nat on said:

      And you, Large Marge said What s your story, missy I don t have a story Everyone has a story Maybe yours just starts up here I was on the look out for a novel set around quiet people and The Great Alone looked like one to fulfill that promise with the harsh, uncompromising beauty of Alaska Plus, the mention of exploring PTSD in the father figure piqued my interest.The bonus was when I started reading the book and became quickly swept up in Leni s life She s thirteen when the novel begins, about [...]

    11. Larry H on said:

      Oh, man, this book.In 1974, the world was turned upside down, what with Vietnam, the gas crisis, Watergate, and so much to cause people to feel unsettled Thirteen year old Leni Allbright knew these feelings all too well, but because her father, Ernt, a Vietnam POW, has never quite been the same since he returned from being captured during the war Leni watches the almost all consuming love her parents have for each other, which is exacerbated by the times when her father just isn t right, suffe [...]

    12. Karen❄️ on said:

      5 Stars for The Great Alone Alaska It s 1974 and a family of three, including a father mentally traumatized by his service in the Vietnam War, move to Alaska to a forty acre plot of land left to him by a fellow soldier who never made it out.Life there is so hard and very bleak This story is fast paced, and riveting The characters so beautifully brought to life Such an atmospheric read, I am so happy that I was able to read this at a time when we have our own Arctic Blast going through here in Mi [...]

    13. Susanne Strong on said:

      4 Stars.Alaska, 1974 This is the story of the trials and tribulations of the Allbright family Life has not been easy for Ernt, Cora or their daughter Leni Ernt is a POW, home from Vietnam He is now prone to fits of anger and extreme violence Ernt considers alcohol to be his savior yet for his wife and daughter, it is the devil.After coming home from the war, Ernt feels as though he doesn t fit in anywhere and that everyone is against him In an incredible turn of events, a home is bequeathed to E [...]

    14. abby on said:

      Kristin Hannah wrote 70% of a novel and then 30% of a soap opera.I know this isn t likely to be a popular opinion Hannah is an incredibly popular writer whose books sell into the millions This might be a case of it s not you, it s me The same problems I found in her sentinel work The Nightingale came back to haunt The Great Alone weak female characters, use of death and tragedy as plot devises, and an overwrought, melodramatic narrative People who liked Hannah s earlier work, will probably love [...]

    15. Cheri on said:

      4.5 Stars Well she seemed all right by dawn s early lightThough she looked a little worried and weak.She tried to pretend he wasn t drinkin againBut daddy d left the proof on her cheek.And I was only eight years old that summerAnd I always seemed to be in the waySo I took myself down to the fair in townOn Independence Day Well ,word gets around in a small, small townThey said he was a dangerous manBut mama was proud and she stood her groundBut she knew she was on the losin end.Some folks whisper [...]

    16. Lisa on said:

      The Great AloneKristin HannahMY RATING PUBLISHER St Martin s PressPUBLISHED February 6, 2018A spellbinding family drama of survival set on the wild and rugged side of the Kenai peninsula of Alaska SUMMARYIt s 1974, gas prices are up, the country had been divided over the Vietnam war, and women had begun to disappear in Washington State without a trace Leni Allbright, 13, was the new girl at another new school, with no friends other than her dog eared copy of Watership Down She was worried about [...]

    17. Maxwell on said:

      The Great Alone begins in 1974 Ernt Allbright is a Vietnam POW who is struggling with finding his place in society once again while trying to cope with the traumatic experiences he had in battle His idea to escape to a small Alaskan village where he s been left a piece of property by another vet who didn t make it back from war He decides to move his family wife, Cora, and daughter, Leni to this town of a few dozen people to rough it But when the winter settles in, the family realizes they are i [...]

    18. Theresa Alan on said:

      This is a breathtakingly well written novel At only thirteen years old, Leni has already been bounced from school to school, city to city Her father returned from Vietnam after being a POW a damaged man who is unable to control his nightmares or his temper, causing him to get fired from job after job When he learns that a war buddy of his left him a house in Alaska, Ernt is sure this time happiness will be theirs, so he packs up his daughter and wife and they head for The Great Alone I fell in l [...]

    19. Zoeytron on said:

      Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.1974 Alaska The beauty of the land is breathtaking, but it is counter balanced by the cruel and unforgiving elements of nature A terrible and beautiful mosaic An emotionally scarred man moves his wife and daughter to the remote town of Kaneq for a fresh start They are welcomed by the community, but their problems have not been solved Tough, hopeful, and bittersweet You may leave a little piece of your heart behind when you close the pages of [...]

    20. Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews on said:

      mrsbbookreviews.wordpressThe wild and untamed beauty of the Alaskan wilderness is the centrepiece for bestselling author of The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah s latest novel, The Great Alone This powerful piece of domestic fiction interweaves a family drama within a coming of age tale, of a young woman learning about love and life in an inhospitable land.Author of The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, takes us to the year 1974 The Allbright family receives word that patriarch, Ernt, a Vietnam war vet, h [...]

    21. JanB on said:

      4.5 stars The author is a skillful storyteller, and this was fantastic I loved every minute of it, and despite it being a fairly long novel my attention never wavered It s the early 70 s and we follow the Albright family to Alaska Ernt, the dad, is a Vietnam vet, a former POW who suffers from the effects of PTSD He drinks He can t hold a job He has a hair trigger temper The move to AK promises to be a fresh start for him, his wife Cora, and daughter Leni.Alaska is a primitive place, The Great Al [...]

    22. Eryn☘ on said:

      5 5 This book completely broke me I mean, it s wonderful, but also so terrible and heartbreaking I swear, I don t think I ve felt this many emotions from a book in a long, long time It made me feel happiness, sadness, rage and love sometimes all at the same time.It s funny how I ordered this book purely because of it s lovely cover and because it was about Alaska I m in a random stage where I want to move there And now it s one of my all time favorite novels Funny how these things work.The Great [...]

    23. Lori on said:

      Surprisingly, this is only the second Kristin Hannah I ve read While I enjoyed this it just did not live up to The Nightengale I did love the descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness and the dangers it presented, but for some reason the characters just did not adhere themselves to me as they did in The Nightengale I, also, felt that it was too long I found myself sciming the last 20% Still a very solid novel and one that I would recommend 4 stars.

    24. Britany on said:

      Kristin Hannah has done it again She s quickly moving to one of my favorite authors, and this book is case in point Leni Allbright s family is a bit unconventional and they decide to pick up their lives and move to the literal end of the country Kaneq, Alaska It s the 1970 s and the country is still unprepared to deal with those who battled in Vietnam including Leni s dad and address the serious topics of the era Ernt Allbright teaches his wife and daughter how to survive in the Alaskan wilderne [...]

    25. Bkwmlee on said:

      Set in Alaska in the 1970s, this wonderfully atmospheric story is about the Allbright family Ernt and Cora, and their teenage daughter Leni and the struggles they endure both as a family and as individuals trying to survive in a harsh, unfamiliar environment for which they were totally unprepared A POW from the Vietnam War, Ernt returned after the war a changed man suffering from PTSD, Ernt has a volatile temper and is unable to hold down a job When he inherits a piece of land from his late wart [...]

    26. Ashley on said:

      While many of Hannah s previous books didn t work for me hi I have a degree in World War II history her most popular book just didn t work for me But you know what did work for me The Great Alone This is a breathtaking piece of work that took me through my workout at the gym, to my lunch hour, to the final pages in bed where I couldn t believe it was ending.

    27. KAS on said:

      One thing is for sure, Kristin Hannah, hands down, is a talented author who can weave a tale I have read many of her previous novels and always found them to be beautiful and thought provoking This one, however, rubbed me the wrong way.Forewarning This storyline deals with a lot of heavy issues, the most serious and horrific, physical abuse I am trying my best to keep spoilers out of this review.Just so you know where my thoughts are coming from, I am the wife of a twenty seven year military vet [...]

    28. Erin on said:

      Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.After reading a fair number of KH s books, I find myself still very much in love with her brand of storytelling Fellow fans and new fans, I do very much believe that The Great Alone shall be trending the book lists as soon as it hits stores this Tuesday February 6th.The Great Alone introduces us to Alaska in the 1970 s the last frontier and the American population was still feeling the effects of the Vietnam War as soldie [...]

    29. *TUDOR^QUEEN* on said:

      4.5 starsI was a bit out of my usual comfort zone as far as reading genres when I came to this book When I was about 5 percent into the book I was loving it, but as I got just a little bit further I thought to myself, if I wasn t committed to reading this for NetGalley, I d move onto something else However, after taking a deep breath and persevering with the book, I came away with a healthy admiration for this author s writing I ve held the lifelong belief that while reading books I ve travelled [...]

    30. Sarah on said:

      I finished this one last night and really enjoyed it 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 pare [...]

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