The Great Alone

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.


The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah Summary

Kristin Hannah (born September 25, 1960) is an American writer, who has won numerous awards, including the Golden Heart, the Maggie, and the 1996 National Reader's Choice award...


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Ralphnun1

The Great Alone5 star

In the very beginning I thought to myself.....” I just can’t get into this book “ but I continued on and believe me when I say that this book was possibly the best book I have ever read. What a marvelous story!!!! It made me smile, made me very nervous and made me cry, but the ending was everything you could ever want. Stick with it people....you certainly won’t regret it. 55

mlstuvland

The Great Alone5 star

Kristin Hannah never disappoints. The Great Alone drew me in and I couldn’t put it down. Finished it in three days. What a touching story of the human spirit and the kindness of strangers. As well as reminder of the power of forgiveness. All set in the state of Alaska that the author so beautifully describes in vivid detail. I know want to visit Alaska someday soon! 55

Chacachow

Beautifully written story5 star

I enjoyed this book so much. It made me laugh, cry and it left me on the edge of my seat. I generally hate books about the wilderness but I enjoyed this book about the trials of romance and family in Alaska. I recommend this book for people everywhere. 55

AuntyWords

The Great Alone5 star

This book had me hooked from the very beginning. It just kept getting better and better as I went along. It was very descriptive and very well done. Almost made me want to move to Alaska! I highly recommend it. 55

Jaelyn5

Wonderful!5 star

I’ve never left a review for a book before but I almost didn’t buy this book because the one review I saw was that it’s the worst book Kristin Hannah has ever wrote. There were so many highs and lows in this book. So many amazing turns that you didn’t see coming. I’ve never cried so hard from reading a book, after falling in love with the character! But the book. It’s great! 55

Kawilliams57

Very Slow1 star

We are 8 hours into listening to this book and nothing of interest has happened yet. Giving up! 15

Connor Allen Drums

The Great Alone5 star

What a wonderful book. You will get hooked with the first sentence and not be able to put it down!!! Loved and hated the characters, and want to go live in Alaska!!! You know an author is great when you can't stop thinking about the book when you have to put it down, and can't wait to get back to it !!! Love, hate, tears, joy, forgiveness, anger, resentment, just a few of the feelings this story will invoke in you! A must read!!!!! 55

-/$vt

The Great Alone4 star

It kept me reading. There was a lot I didn’t like & I almost stopped. I did like the ending. 45

JJ MAR

The Great Alone2 star

Had to force myself to read this contrived and obvious novel. Basic writing skills and characters that are made up to propel a story that seems as if it was written by a high school student left me flat. I just didn’t care. No real depth. Was it written in two weeks? Dull. 25

$$Fash

Tough subject4 star

This is a love story depicting good love relationships and destructive ones. It is a frustrating, hard to read book at times. There are some “feel good” romantic moments but many more gritty, tough, hard to accept ones. 45

Kcat206

Wow!5 star

I’ve never had a book that moved me to tears like this one did. Amazing and could t out it down. Well done! 55

Jg1222

Captivating!5 star

Captivating! Just as a wonderful read as The nightingale! 55

ReaderReading

Great book till almost the end4 star

Loved this book and the intensity of it. The way it ended was a little too simple which gave you relief but it quite didnt feel right to me. Still, a good read. 45

Oliver Jacobs

The Great Alone5 star

This novel was remarkable, touching every emotion with sensitivity and strength. I loved its characters, it's spirit, and it's unwavering celebration of love and truth. 55

SPBerko

The Great Alone5 star

I read 25-30 books each year(for at least the last 10 years), and “The Great Alone” ranks in the top ten on my list. Kristin Hannah’s novel, “The Nightingale” is a fabulous book and I enjoyed it a great deal. But with Hannah’s latest novel, “The Great Alone” she has risen to the top of her profession. It is beautiful in character and landscape description and holds you in suspense from the first to the last page. Thank you, Kristin Hannah, I will wait anxiously for your next work. Steve Berkowitz 55

W.doug Mccullough

Visual orchestra the mind ...5 star

Stupendously written in an adventure and reading! 55

hellymac

I could not put down this book5 star

Amazing story. Captivating from chapter one. I’m so glad I downloaded this book....it’s a fantastic story! 55

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JANEQueenie

Another wonderful book by Kristen Hannah5 star

I always love her books and this one was great!! 55

Mwmelcode

The Great Alone1 star

Horrible!! I want my $15 back. Depressing from beginning to end!! 15


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