The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Alex Hills

This novel is a beautifully written, powerful, tense and atmospheric family saga set in the wilds of Alaska during the 1970’s and 1980’s.Full of vivid, beautiful descriptions of vast and harsh landscape of Alaska,  Ernt Allbright is a return Vietnam POW suffering from what we now know as PTSD, who moves his family to an isolated property on the outskirts of a remote village. The move is one for which they totally unprepared. An emotional, all consuming and often harrowing read, you will leave a little of your heart when you turn the very last page.


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