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Publisher Description

The New York Times #1 Bestseller from the author of The Nightingale

"An unforgettable portrait of love and war" People

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.

Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen year old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.

At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.

About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah's ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.

Fiction & Literature
30 January
Pan Macmillan UK
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia

Customer Reviews

c_leigh_m ,

Hooked from beginning to end

Loved this book and the imagery the author conjured in my mind. Was sad to finish it.

anhabitualreader ,

Great Story

Loved this book from beginning to end. Well worth the read.

EmiliaFK ,

Must read

I could not put this book down. Right from the beginning I was enthralled with the story and the characters. I feel in love with the story of Leni and the beauty of Alaska. Such a well written story! A must read.

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