The Great Alone (Hardback)Kristin Hannah (author)
'I didn't just love this book, I became obsessed with it . . . Hannah has delivered a masterclass in all the different ways love can both save us and destroy us.' - Sunday Times top ten bestselling author Karen Swan
Now a New York Times number one bestseller, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.
Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, is caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.
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, author of The Nightingale, has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.
The Great Alone is perfect for all those who loved The Light Between Oceans, and fans of Jodi Picoult, Victoria Hislop and Diane Chamberlain.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 716 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 35 mm
'I didn't just love this book, I became obsessed with it [. . .] I could neither breathe nor move until I got to the end. I'm not sure a book has ever made me so furious, so thrilled or so devastated, often in the course of the same chapter. The characters were flawed and vulnerable, strong and naive, and Hannah has delivered a masterclass in all the different ways love can both save us and destroy us. She is an absolutely lyrical writer [. . . ] she perfectly captures and evokes the majesty and splendid isolation of Alaska and it feels a privilege to have journeyed there with her. This is a story that will stay with me for a long, long time.' - Karen Swan
Praise for The Nightingale:
'Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob' - Daily Mail
'Great characters, great plots, great emotions, who could ask for more in a novel?' - Isabel Allende
'Beautifully written . . . packed with action and emotion' - Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants
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