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The great alone
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Published:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 20
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 720L
Status:
Description

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.

#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018) A People "Book of the Week" Buzzfeed's "Most Anticipated Women's Fiction Reads of 2018" Seattle Times's "Books to Look Forward to in 2018"

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America's last true frontier.

Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.

In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights 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 newcomers' lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt's fragile mental state deteriorates. 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.

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Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312577230, 0312577230
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.9, 20 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
720

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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Hannah, K. (2018). The great alone. First U.S. edition. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hannah, Kristin. 2018. The Great Alone. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hannah, Kristin, The Great Alone. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hannah, Kristin. The Great Alone. First U.S. edition. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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