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The Great Alone: A Novel

The Great Alone: A Novel

by Kristin Hannah


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In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018)

A People “Book of the Week”

Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018”

Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018”

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.

In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

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We call upon the ancient power . . . it's been six months since The Charmed Ones reunited with their lost siste, and the world looks nothing like it did before. The magicial community is powerless while everyday humans can suddenly control magic. Earth is cut off from the heavens and underworld and the Power of Three has completely abandoned Piper, Phoebe, and Paige. What began as a weird magical glith has qucikly developed into a full- on crisis. The formerly powerless humans of the world are letting their new gifts go out of control. Neighbors are turning on one another while the government is tracking down former magic users to find out what they know about this odd turn of events. Even worse, the Charmed Ones can't do a thing about it since the one person that could help them has disappeared from their lives once again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250229533
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 371
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)