The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah

Following a shattering tour in the Vietnam War, Ernt Allbright attempts a fresh start by moving his family to Alaska, where they encounter old demons and new challenges on the last American frontier.

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Following a shattering tour in the Vietnam War, Ernt Allbright attempts a fresh start by moving his family to Alaska, where they encounter old demons and new challenges on the last American frontier.
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Synopsis

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 ma...

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  • "Another great book by Ms. Hannah. "

  • "Elegant prose, complex characters, and a picturesque setting. Another beautifully written story steeped in tragedy, love, and strong female characters. Loved it!!!"

  • "Just when you think you have this story figured out, Kristin Hannah uses the Alaskan landscape to change everything. A beautiful, moving book. I could not put it down."

  • "Absolutely best book I have read in a while!! Loved the setting and the characters!"

  • "I loved everything about this book. The characters were so well developed and the plot moved along, although I wouldn't have minded a few more chapters at the end. I had a hard time saying goodbye. "

  • "Absolutely loved everything about this book! "

  • "Beautiful story telling about family love and life"

  • "Remarkable! An emotional roller-coaster of a story about love, forgiveness, and resilience. Gorgeous prose -- the descriptions of Alaskan winters had me reaching for a sweater. Loved Large Marge. "

  • "I loved this book for the setting, the characters and the writing. A very powerful and moving book for me."

  • "This book brought out all the emotions, keep the tissues handy because you will need them! Absolutely loved everything about this book!"

  • "A beautifully written novel that's as big-hearted as the Alaskan land it takes place in. This is going to be one of the best loved books of 2018! "