THE GREAT ALONE – What I’m Reading

What I’m Reading – Kristin Hannah’s THE GREAT ALONE. #historicalfiction #domesticfiction #reading #KristinHannah #novel #TheGreatAlone

The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
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THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah

Thirteen-year-old Leni Allbright never gets the chance to belong. Her family moves from place to place at the whim of her father, Ernt. Her mother, Cora, is a woman determined to heal her husband, who is a recently-returned Vietnam veteran emotionally scarred by the war. At the loss of yet another job, Ernt uproots his family again and heads to Alaska’s wild frontier.

Leni and Cora are unprepared for the weather, isolation, and harsh, primitive conditions. Still, they are welcomed by the close-knit community and build a home and a life in the beautiful wilderness.

The struggling family in crisis faces challenges that have the highest of stakes—ones that can tear family and community apart. Will the bonds of love survive? Will Leni find a place to belong?

Why I Chose This Book

  • A study in writing rich settings and characters
  • Alaska 1974
  • Historical fiction
  • Domestic fiction


I am enjoying this book via audiobook.

You can find THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah on Bookshop, Goodreads, and Amazon.

Find author Kristin Hannah on her Goodreads Author Page or her website.

My Next Read

Next, I’ll read GONE GIRL, a domestic thriller/psychological suspense by Gillian Flynn.

Previous Read: DEATH COMES TO THE VILLAGE by Catherine Lloyd.

Author’s Bio

Abigail Leigh Reed: Abi is the author of a 2019 Writers Digest award-winning cozy mystery short story (THE SOZZLED FLAPPER), the co-founder of two critique groups, a Southern California Writers Association member, and an executive board member of the local Sisters in Crime chapter. An avid mystery lover, she lives in Huntington Beach (Surf City, USA) with her family and three purrfectly spoiled cats. For more information please check out her About Me page.

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