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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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.
New Haven, CT
"I cried the last 150 pages and had to constantly remind myself that I don't live in Alaska, I was SO engrossed. "
Portland , OR
"Kristin Hannah has been my favorite writer since I discovered her probably 20 years ago. This was a wonderful read."
Cincinnati , OH
"There are no words. I am absolutely enamored and will carry a piece of this in my book worm nerd heart for the rest of my life. One of my favorite books I’ve ever read. "
"Another great book by Ms. Hannah. "
San Antonio, TX
"Kristin Hannah brings to life Alaska and the people who live there in this incredible book."
"Fabulous. Could not put this book down and could not stop thinking about it. Must read."
"Still wiping away my tears. Such a great book!"
"This is that rare book that made me laugh hysterically and sob uncontrollably. I couldn't put it down. "
Brighton , MA
"This book was incredibly immersive, gorgeously written and so full of emotion! I cried for like the last 200 pages. It’s a contender for my favorite book of the year. Planning a trip to Alaska ASAP!!"
Washburn , WI
"Elegant prose, complex characters, and a picturesque setting. Another beautifully written story steeped in tragedy, love, and strong female characters. Loved it!!!"
Mount Holly, NJ
"I loved this book! There were parts that felt a little predictable but it was an easy read and a total page turner. "