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The great alone / Kristin Hannah.

Hannah, Kristin, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 14 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 10 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

4 current holds with 14 total copies.

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Barnesville Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012636742 New In transit -
Barnesville Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012636759 Express Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012636726 New Checked out 01/30/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012636767 Express Checked out 01/23/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012636775 Express Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012645404 New Checked out 02/02/2019
Fosston Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012641270 New Checked out 01/25/2019
Hawley Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012641262 New On holds shelf -
Hendrum LINK Site HAN (Text) 33500012636734 New Checked out 01/26/2019
Moorhead Public Library HAN (Text) 33500012645412 New On holds shelf -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312577230
  • ISBN: 0312577230
  • Physical Description: 440 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1
    Hannah (The Nightingale, 2015) takes readers on a journey to Alaska in the 1970s with the Allbright family: damaged Vietnam vet Ernt; his devoted wife, Cora; and their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, the novel's protagonist. Initially unhappy to leave her Seattle home, Leni soon falls in love with the wilds of remote Kaneq. Leni adjusts to the lack of electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing, but her father's increasingly erratic and violent behavior is much harder to endure. Leni finds an escape in her books and her one-room school, where she meets Matthew, the only other kid her age in the area. Matthew becomes Leni's best friend and eventually her first love. But Leni's father's irrational hatred of Matthew's family threatens to keep them apart, and Leni fears her father's uncontrollable rage could be the death of her and her fragile mother. Though smaller in scope than her previous blockbuster, in this tightly focused drama, Hannah vividly evokes the natural beauty and danger of Alaska and paints a compelling portrait of a family in crisis and a community on the brink of change.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: In addition to the draw of Hannah's massive popularity, this dark family adventure will be rolled out with an enormous first print run, extensive media coverage, and a major author tour. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kristin Hannah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the The Nightingale, a major motion picture directed by Michelle MacLaren, and The Great Alone, set in Alaska. Hannah is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Night Road, Fly Away, and Home Front, which has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (producers of the Oscar-nominated film The 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.

Subject: Moving, Household > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Abusive men > Fiction.
Ex-prisoners of war > Fiction.
Wilderness survival > Fiction.
Alaska > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Alaska > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
Genre: Novels.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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