I honestly did not think that Kristin Hannah could produce something as moving and unforgettable as The Nightingale. But, The Great Alone is every bit as good, but it's definitely different from The Nightingale. A family moves to Alaska to live off the grid and start a new life. The father is a Vietnam POW, and he has returned from war a violent and abusive man who drinks too much. Despite all of it, his wife has an unshakable love for him - and also fears him too much to run away. Their daughter is only a teenager, confused by her parents' relationship and their nomadic lifestyle. Alaska brings out the best and worst of this family. It's a tale of domestic strife and coming of age. Hannah weaves a tale that is breathtaking and frightening, tense and wondrous, beautiful and heart-wrenching. I thought that I would die from the heartbreak - but there is light at the end, and it felt like coming home.
When her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season. By the best-selling author of The Nightingale.