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2020 Longlist

The Great Alone

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

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.

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Kristin
Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Second most popular title in the library last year. One library reader review said they loved it for the “vivid descriptions” of the wild Alaska setting as well as a high emotional investment in the characters.

Iowa City Public Library, USA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
United States
Original Language
English
Publisher
St. Martin’s Press

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