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The Great Alone

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From the worldwide number one bestselling author of The Nightingale comes Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone, a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss.

Goodreads Historical Novel of the Year.

A woman has to be tough as steel up here. You can't count on anyone to save you and your children. You have to be willing to save yourselves.

Thirteen-year-old Leni is coming of age in a tumultuous time. Caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, she dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family, and a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown.

As Leni grows up in the shadow of her parents' increasingly volatile marriage, she meets Matthew. And Matthew - thoughtful, kind, brave - makes her believe in the possibility of a better life . . .

With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah celebrates the remarkable and enduring strength of women.

'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes' - Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton

`A masterclass' - Karen Swan
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 29mm | 318g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1447286030
  • 9781447286035
  • 1,600

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Movingly written and plotted with the skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob -- Daily Mail on The Nightingale Beautifully written . . . packed with action and emotion -- Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants on The Nightingale Great characters, great plots, great emotions, who could ask for more in a novel? -- Isabel Allende on The Nightingale Epic . . . By the end, I was surrounded by snow drifts of tissues damp with my tears * Washington Post * I didn't just love this book, I became obsessed with it [. . .] 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 A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes -- Kate Morton
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About Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a lawyer-turned-writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read, and her novel The Nightingale was a New York Times number one bestseller, selling almost three million copies worldwide.
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