The Great Alone

    • 4.1 • 62 Ratings
    • $24.99

    • $24.99

Publisher Description

The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss from the number one bestselling author of The Four Winds, The Nightingale and publishing February 2024, The Women.

‘A master storyteller’ - Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

‘A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes’ - Kate Morton, author of Homecoming

‘A woman has to be tough as steel up here. You can’t count on anyone to save you and your children. You have to be willing to save yourselves’

Thirteen-year-old Leni is coming of age in a tumultuous time. Caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, she dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family, and a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown.

As Leni grows up in the shadow of her parents’ increasingly volatile marriage, she meets Matthew. And Matthew – thoughtful, kind, and brave – makes her believe in the possibility of a better life.

With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah celebrates the remarkable and enduring strength of women.

‘A masterclass’ - Karen Swan, author of The Stolen Hours

Julia Whelan
hr min
8 February
Pan Macmillan

Customer Reviews

Debbie 2308 ,

The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah does it again!

No one weaves the depth of the human being as Hannah does. Her characters jump right off the page along with her amazing storytelling abilities that take you for a ride right along with them. You will feel many emotions as the story unfolds and it will leave you feeling like you’ve lost a good friend. An example of the finest storytelling I’ve read for a very long time.

Sabkerr ,

So disappointing

This book starts off really compelling; telling the story of Alaska and the people that are drawn to it well, but then it devolves into the most frustrating cliche of a woman too in love to leave her end-of-world prepping husband. The mother repeatedly and lovingly returns to her abusive, violent husband, even when that violence extends to her child. Even when he wants to close them off to the rest of the world and against countless offers of assistance. Could not even finish it....

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