The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
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.
Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide
of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a
new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate
for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go
anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the
At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their
prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they 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 Allbrights’
lack of preparation and dwindling resources.
But as winter
approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state
deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. 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. In the wild, there is
no one to save them but themselves. .Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Holtzbrinck Publishers; First Edition edition (February 6, 2018)
MY THOUGHTS: I usually like reading Kristin Hannah books. But this book was hard to get into. From the beginning I really got the plot of the book, but there was way too much information and the story dragged on and on. I finally finished it. I liked the setting of the book and the characters were alright. Just too much rambling. I give this book 3....
This book is for 2 of my reading challenges......
Library Love Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge