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by Hannah, Kristin.

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TitleThe great alone
Author / Responsible partyHannah, Kristin.
GenreDomestic fiction, Historical fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction, Historical fiction. Abusive men -- Fiction. Ex-prisoners of war -- Fiction. Families -- Fiction. Moving, Household -- Fiction. Wilderness survival -- Fiction. Alaska -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-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.

Additional Information

System control numberS14765
Original Print PublisherLondon : Macmillan, 2018.
NarratorJulia Whelan.
Narrator NameJulia Whelan.
Participant or performer noteJulia Whelan.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator