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The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
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    Feb 2018, 448 pages

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This story, set in the wilds of Alaska, narrates the tale of an American family tested beyond endurance.

Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone, centers around Leni Allbright, a teenage girl who moves with her parents to the remote wilds of Alaska in the 1970s. Her father, a Vietnam veteran, feels that the isolation of the rugged wilderness will give him a new lease on life and provide healing, and plans to establish a homestead with his family far from society. However, Leni soon find that their seclusion, the challenges of living in such a remote area, and the unending nights ultimately release her father's demons instead.

The Great Alone definitely has its strengths, and there's much to enjoy here. For me, the author's writing is the highlight. Her ability to describe the beauty of the harsh Alaskan country is perhaps the novel's best feature; her prose made me long to visit the area.

Even with all the pictures Leni had studied and all the articles and books ...

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