Tuesday, March 13, 2018


The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

Product Description(Amazon.com)
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.
Thirteen-year-old 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 unknown.
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) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0312577230 
ISBN-13: 978-0312577230

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

1 comment:

  1. Loved your Red post btw. It made me think of what I have that is red...a surprising number of things as it turns out even though I am not a red person.
    I am looking for The Woman in the Window as an audiobook for stitching. Thanks for the review.


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