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.

ABIGAIL LEIGH REED is the author of the Writer’s Digest award-winning short story, THE SOZZLED FLAPPER—A Lilia Loverly Mystery. She writes novels and short stories in the cozy mystery genre, fantasy under the pen name A. R. Leigh, and children’s stories. A native of Orange County, California, she lives in Huntington Beach with her family, including two perfectly spoiled cats. Abi is a member of the Southern California Writers Association, Sisters in Crime, and is an executive board member of the Sisters in Crime, Orange County, California, chapter. Check out more on the About Me page.

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