At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. I learned a lot about Alaska however the first half of the book I found repetitive about Alaska. And there is not much in between. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. She recreates in magical detail the lives of Alaska's homesteaders...and is just as specific and authentic in her depiction of the spiritual wounds of post-Vietnam America. Praise for The Great Alone:An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018) | A 2018 Indie Next Pick One of...Southern Living's "Books Coming Out This Winter That We Can't Wait to Read"Pop Sugar's "10 Most Anticipated Books of 2018"Working Mother's "Most Anticipated Books of 2018"Brit & Co's "Most Anticipated Books of 2018"Seattle Times' "Books to Look Forward to in 2018"The Everygirl's "10 New Novels to Read this Winter"Refinery 29's "Best Books of February"BuzzFeed's "Most Anticipated Women's Fiction Reads of 2018""Featuring a rich cast of characters and elevated by the riveting portrayal of homesteading in Alaska in the 1970s, this is a compassionate story of a family." The author expertly shows how love, death and birth run the full circle of life." Book mail!!!! It’s haunting but not scary. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. Then in Dec. What an eye opening novel! Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. Their thirteen-year-old daughter Leni is caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate and stormy relationship. I was totally captivated with what I was reading and it was extremely hard for me to put down. Thank you, ... A favorite birthday gift! ―People, "Book of the Week""This epic atmospheric novel examines humans' will to endure the unthinkable." In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. ―Jewish Book Council“Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” ―Shelf Awareness"Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war."―People. I pre-ordered 4W the day the preorder came about! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. If you want to read about Alaska, read James Mitchner. Paris, Helen Hoang, Caroline Kepnes, and more. Creaky machinery throughout a relatively readable "hero's journey" novel. #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018) A People “Book of the Week” Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018” I have already preordered, I am completely fine if it would be release a tad early. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I was desperate for something to read and it sounded interesting in the description. The plot is formulaic and full of holes, the characters flat and kitschy, and many of the details highly unlikely. Thirty years of friendship, brainstorming, laughing, editing, lifting each other up personally and professionally...all in two photos. Same with events: You can see a mile away that certain things are only happening in order to maneuver characters into situations that can propel the plot, which did not not lead to the kind of believability that I would require to be able to to embrace this story. You are in for a treat. Hannah's The Nightingale has sold over 2 million copies and has been published in 43 languages. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Or Jack London. The "two peas in a pod" line used multiple times in the book was a way of holding her daughter close, just at a time when she should have been individuating. ―Kirkus Reviews"Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." THE GREAT ALONE by KRISTIN HANNAH is an absolutely wonderful, spellbinding, powerful, tense, touching, and heartbreaking domestic family drama story that was an all-consuming and emotional read for me. I love all your books❤️. The Great Alone. By the end of Nov. Shallow, too much tell not show, none of the characters were remotely interesting. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. A favorite birthday gift! Can't wait to read this book! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. I need a great book in my life right now. I have cataract surgery. In war we find out who we are. But if you have a lot on your plate, or more than a bit of emotional stress in your life at the moment, steer clear. It was not my favorite but it was good. A tour de force." Loved this book so much! Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018. + $12.31 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to France. These unknown facts about Kristin Hannah and her novels will be interesting for both regular and new readers: The Nightingale is one of the most recognizable novels of the author. Over the years, their friendship evolves into a forbidden romance. Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2018. Looking forward to it! #kristinhannah #thefourwindsbook #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram ... Join the Conversation Follow on Instagram Add Kristin's Books to Your Goodreads List, COPYRIGHT © 2020 KRISTIN HANNAH. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Hannah turns the written word into wonderful prose...Times are difficult for so many in this novel and Hannah captures their suffering with sensitivity. Here’s to 2021! THE WRAP: Black List screenwriter Julia Cox (“Do No Harm” and “The Takeaway”) is set to adapt Kristin Hannah’s best-seller “The Great Alone,” for TriStar, The Wrap has exclusively learned. However, I have to say, I was in tears at the end of the book. The mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for Ernt, even if it means following him into the unknown. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a story set in the Alaskan wilderness. Received a digital arc. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. An Instant #1 New York Times Print and Print/eBook Bestseller. Per the usual, Kristin Hannah has created layered, fleshy characters and an engrossing story, but you really need to be in a good place emotionally to read this one. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy. But Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. Very descriptive which I like, but maybe 50pages or so too much description. There was a problem loading your book clubs. The Grey’s Anatomy vet has signed on to star in and exec-produce Netflix’s 10-episode series adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s best-selling book, TVLine has learned exclusively. Alaska, 1974. You authors must slow down and give me time to catch up on all the new books I want to read!!! Leni's greatest comfort and escape is her schoolmate and neighbor Matthew. My absolute FAVORITE author!! And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. I was also disappointed in the relationship between the mother and daughter. WEBSITE BY. Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive in the unforgiving wild of their new home on the Kenai Peninsula. “The Four Winds is a reminder of the strength and durability of the human spirit,” the author tells PEOPLE. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. I have my copy preordered! I’m so grateful to all my girlfriends. VERDICT Give to teens who loved the author's The Nightingale and to fans of Jodi Picoult.—Tara Kehoe, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC. The bad guys are really bad. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute"Beautifully written and richly evocative." One taken in the nineties when we were just starting out on our writing journey and the other taken thirty years later. The book spent 20 weeks on the New York bestseller list and 45 weeks on the National Public Radio Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. But it’s her tautly drawn characters―Large Marge, Genny, Mad Earl, Tica, Tom―who contribute not only to Leni’s improbable survival but to her salvation amid her family’s tragedy." Unable to add item to List. Love your books! As referenced in the book, the title comes from a line from a poem by Robert Service (“The Shooting of Dan McGrew”) where he refers to the remote Alaskan lands as the “Great Alone”. St. Martin's Press; Illustrated edition (February 6, 2018), Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2018.