The great alone: A Novel
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! "A TOUR DE FORCE." -- Kirkus (starred review) 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 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 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.
Abusive men -- Fiction
Alaska -- Fiction
Ex-prisoners of war
Ex-prisoners of war -- Fiction
Families -- Alaska -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Large type books
Moving, Household -- Fiction
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction
Wilderness survival -- Fiction
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|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-17 07:33:56AM|
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|display_description||Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.|
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|isbn||9780312577230, 9781250165619, 9781427212689, 9781427287540, 9781683247005|
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|record_details||ils:.b14994732|Book|Books|First U.S. edition.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2018.|440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm., ils:.b15000576|Audio CD|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Macmillan Audio,|.|12 audio discs (15 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in., ils:.b1503818x|Large Print|Books|Center Point large print edition.|English|Center Point Large Print,|2018.|647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:2e557006-d7b5-4b7d-ac97-7b28a9b430f2|eBook|eBook||English|St. Martin's Press|2018|, overdrive:89982688-bba9-4bb4-a815-5848ebc17f29|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|2018||
|subject_facet||, Abusive men -- Fiction, Alaska -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, Ex-prisoners of war -- Fiction, Families -- Alaska -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Fiction / Contemporary Women, Fiction / Family Life, Historical fiction, Large type books, Moving, Household -- Fiction, Nineteen seventies -- Fiction, Novels, Survival -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction, Wilderness survival -- Fiction|
|title_display||The great alone|
|title_full||The Great Alone A Novel, The great alone / Kristin Hannah|
|title_short||The great alone|
|topic_facet||Abusive men, Ex-prisoners of war, Families, Fiction, Fiction / Contemporary Women, Fiction / Family Life, Large type books, Literature, Moving, Household, Nineteen seventies, Survival, Teenage girls, Veterans, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Wilderness survival|