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The Great Alone

Category: Book
By (author): Hannah, Kristin
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: February 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Alaska, 1974.
And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit.

From the author who brought you the phenomenon ofThe Nightingale.

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Praise forThe Great Alone:

"There are many great things about this book...It will thrill her fans with its combination of Greek tragedy, Romeo and Juliet-like coming of age story and domestic potboiler. She recreates in magical detail the lives of Alaska's homesteaders...and is just as specific and authentic in her depiction of the spiritual wounds of post-Vietnam America.A tour de force." -iKirkus (starred reveiw)

"Hannah vividly evokes the natural beauty and danger of Alaska and paints acompelling portrait of a family in crisisand a community on the brink of change." -Booklist

"In this latest from Hannah, the landscape is hard and bleak but our young heroine learns to accept it anddiscover her true will appreciate the astuteness of the story andthe unbreakable connection between mother and child." -Library Journal

"Hannah skillfully situatesthe emotional family saga in the events and culture of the late '70s... But it's hertautly drawn characters-Large Marge, Genny, Mad Earl, Tica, Tom-who contribute not only to Leni's improbable survival but to her salvation amid her family's tragedy." -Publisher's Weekly(starred rreview)

Praise forThe Nightingale:

"Haunting,action-packed, and compelling."-Christina Baker Kline, #1New York Times bestselling author

"Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." -Dr. Miriam KleinKassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute

"Beautifully written andrichly evocative." -Sara Gruen,#1New York Times bestselling author

"Aheart-pounding story." -USA Today

"Arespectful and absorbing page-turner." -KirkusReviews

"Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupiedFrance." -Jewish Book Council

"Expect to devourThe Nightingale in as few sittings aspossible; thehigh-stakes plot and lovable characters won'tallow any rest until all of their fates are known." -Shelf Awareness

" unforgettable portrait of love and war."-People

Biographical NoteKristin Hannah is the #1New York Times bestselling author of theThe Nightingale, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michelle MacLaren. Her latest novel isThe Great Alone,set in Alaska. Hannah is also the author of theNew York Times bestsellersFirefly Lane,Winter Garden,Night Road,Fly Away, andHome Front, which has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (producers of the Oscar-nominated filmThe Help) with Chris Columbus attached to write, produce, and direct. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.