The Great Alone
- Women's Fiction, Best of 2018
A novel as big and spectacular as Alaska, from the author of The Nightingale
In 1974, 13-year-old Leni Allbright’s volatile, unpredictable father, Ernt, loses another job. He impulsively moves the family to Alaska, to live off the land in a spectacular wilderness.
At first, the 18-hour sunlit summer days and the locals’ generosity make up for the family’s lack of preparation and resources. But as the dark Alaskan winter closes in, Ernt’s mental state deteriorates, and the dangers outside pale in comparison to the danger within. Leni and her mother, Cora, learn what all Alaskan homesteaders learn: This far from civilization, there is no one to save them.
In this epic portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, Kristin Hannah celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable strength of women.
“Hannah skillfully situates the emotional family saga in the events and culture of the late ’70s…. But it’s her tautly drawn characters…who contribute not only to Leni’s improbable survival but to her salvation.”—Publishers Weekly
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|Release Date:||February 1, 2018|