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The Great Alone
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. From the author who brought you the phenomenon of The Nightingale.
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Mrsgarrisonreads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this is my favorite book of 2019. Something amazing is gonna have to top this one. I knew very little about this book going in. The way Kristin writes is so atmospheric and beautiful. You genuinely feel trapped alongside Cora and Leni in Alaska. This book honestly blew me away and legitimately made me cry towards the end. I‘m still putting my heart and soul together after I finished reading it. #botm #bookreview #historicalfiction

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Blueberry
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Deciding if I should go. It's a 45-60 drive. I wish @NataliePatalie were still here to go with me.

NataliePatalie You can do it! 2w
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KathyWheeler
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I spent some time on the beach reading today and got over 100 pages read. So far, I‘m really liking it.

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imabusybee
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Currently reading and loving it.

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SimplyShelia
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Triggers;:Violence, domestic abuse
Beautiful, wild and dangerous, Alaska can be your heaven and your hell. It is also most about battling your own demons and your family's. But, having had several losses of my own lately, the losses moved me.

Idk what the point was in a few decisions but overall, I recommend it. I care about the characters, their lives and will think about several of them for awhile as they seem to have settled into my head.

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ElectricKatyLand
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I told my husband that this book was “teenage true love + doomsday prepping + Goodbye Earl in Alaska in the 70s“ and I stand by that text message summary.

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erinjohns
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This book left me absolutely breathless. I spent 3 years enjoying this wild landscape myself so this was all the more real to me.

"this first kiss changed her, opened her up to a world she'd never imagined, a big, bright, shining universe full of unexpected possibilities."

This quote pretty much embodies Alaska and what it will do to you. I am undone by it's telling...

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AC4ever17
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#fallisbooked day 2- orange cover.

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BarkingMadRun
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Back from Berlin and switching back to a library book thatsbdue next week!

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Booklover2
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Unputdownable!!!
PTSD, dysfunctional, young love, homesteading

What a fantastic read!

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Sresendez12
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I met Kristin Hannah tonight! She is so awesome. Her answers to questions felt honest and genuine. She took time to sign each book, take pictures and talk to each person. It was a great night!

Reecaspieces Jealous! 4w
candyturbo I loved this book and I love Kristun Hannah. 3w
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SanjanaGhosh
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Day 4: #7covers7days #covercrush

@Reggie would you like to join in ?

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kristankremer
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A bunch of library holds came in so I'm gonna shelve Call Your Daughter Home for a while to get started on some titles I've been waiting to read for a while!

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Gina
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"Alaska can be sleeping beauty on minute and a b*ch with a sawed off shot gun the next"

I am really digging this book!

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Valink
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Vacation reading. We flew out to Seattle on Friday & today we board a cruise ship bound for Alaska. This has been my dream trip for 17 years- we waited until we were empty nesters to take it. I‘m super excited to read about Alaska with a backdrop of Alaskan mountains and glaciers!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!! Have fun!!! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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HrJust
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A lot of people seemed to love this so I wish I liked it more! I think it was a good book but toward the end it felt like Lenny hadn‘t learned a thing! I wanted her to have her moment where she stands up does what‘s right for her! Maybe that moment was when she told her father she was pregnant. Somehow it didn‘t feel like it? I might be missing the point about how toxic love can be. But I left this one frustrated! I really loved the setting though

ebube_od Parents have a way of affecting their children. I didn't like what she did in the ending, reporting herself to the police but i think she needed to be that way for the story to stick in. I'm definitely rereading it. 1mo
HrJust Good point!! I should maybe give it another chance in the future!! 1mo
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Mtroiano
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This made me giggle 😆

heidisreads Me too! 😂 2mo
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HrJust
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Almost done with this one...no good character can catch a break in this one!!

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sprainedbrain
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After seeing mixed reviews of this one around here, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. Once I got started, I could not stop. I had moments when I wanted to pitch it across the room, but I refrained because I‘m trying to be a better friend to books. 😂

Full review: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2019/08/29/i-finally-read-the-great-alone-by-kristin-h...

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Prairiegirl_reading Have you read any other Kristin Hannah? I haven‘t read this one yet but I had similar feelings about firefly lane which I only finished because I was trying to be better about finishing instead of bailing on everything I didn‘t like. (Btw it‘s one of my most hated books of all time) 2mo
Bklover Enjoyed reading your blog. You might enjoy Winter Garden! 2mo
The_Real_Nani I was really into the first half of the book, then was disappointed by the second half! 2mo
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TorieStorieS I literally just bought this one- so happy to see you loved it!! 2mo
sprainedbrain @Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve only read The Nightingale and Night Road. I liked them both, but they also had some elements that made them seem unrealistic to me. What did you hate about Firefly Lane? Sounds like I need to avoid that one. 😂 2mo
sprainedbrain @Bklover another friend recommended that one to me! I have it on my tbr. Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I‘m still new at it. 😃 2mo
sprainedbrain @The_Real_Nani It got sort of Hallmark movie-esque in parts, which was my only issue with the book. 2mo
sprainedbrain @TorieStorieS I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
Crazeedi Following your blog! And good book! 2mo
TorieStorieS Thanks- me too!! 🤣 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @sprainedbrain I couldn‘t stand the stereotypes! It‘s about two lifelong friends, one gets married and has kids the other becomes a newscaster. One is miserable and the other is lonely. This gets repeated over and over. I rolled my eyes so hard and so often!! 2mo
sprainedbrain @Prairiegirl_reading oh that doesn‘t sound appealing at all. Thanks for the tip! 2mo
sprainedbrain @Crazeedi thank you! 😊 2mo
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edennugget
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Fangirling so hard at this reference! Only one of my favourite Shakespeare plays!! 💕

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HrJust
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Started listening to this audiobook at work! Enjoying it so far!

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rather_be_reading
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Kristin Hannah book update!! Cant wait!!

ebube_od I received this mail too. Can't wait!!!! 1mo
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‘A thing can be true and not the truth.‘

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edennugget
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‘His smile reawakened her in a way, reminded her that there was more to life than work. He taught her something new about friendship: it picked right back up where you‘d left off, as if you hadn‘t been apart at all.‘

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heidisreads
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Wow! What a powerfully emotional story! I loved the setting of remote Alaska - the way it was written made it a fascinating character of its own. I‘d absolutely hand this to someone who read Where the Crawdads Sing.

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edennugget
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“What‘s your story, missy?”

“I don‘t have a story.”

“Everyone has a story. Maybe yours just starts up here.”

“Maybe.”

The_Real_Nani This book starts out so well. 2mo
edennugget @The_Real_Nani Absolutely! The ending broke me... 2mo
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MsAshley
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STARTED A FEW DAYS AGO...

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heidisreads
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My current #audiobook is also the first Kristin Hannah I‘ve read. I‘m wondering why I waited so long to pick her up because I‘m loving it.

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ImperfectCJ
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Leni's restless father takes her and her mom to homestead in Alaska, where the darkness inside her father builds as the days grow shorter.

I finished this novel wanting to spend a year in Alaska. I loved the descriptions of the challenges of homesteading and the beauty and danger of Alaska. The plot, however, was predictable and the ending unlikely.

Megabooks Agree. 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Traffic surprised us and got us to music lesson 20 minutes early. No problem! We have books and an ocean breeze. Not quite enough time for a walk to the beach, but way better than sitting in traffic...

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PaperbackPirate
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After reading this book I decided I will never live in #Alaska!
Stellaluna agrees!
#letstravelaugust
#dogsoflitsy
#tonguesouttuesday
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read this one!! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 The doggie face! 😂 Also, I haven‘t read the book but I know I don‘t want to live in Alaska. Too cold! 2mo
PaperbackPirate @OriginalCyn620 Lol you will extra not want to live there after reading this. I recommend it! 2mo
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PaperbackPirate @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read it with my book club & it was a rare one bc we all liked it. 2mo
Crazeedi Good book but you might be right! A nice place to visit! 2mo
PaperbackPirate @Crazeedi Yes, I still want to visit in the summer! 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#Alaska

First book that came to mine. Then I thought of James Michener's book Alaska that I read over 20 years ago.

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 2mo
crazyspine I loved this one so much. 2mo
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EadieB
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Day 5 - #Alaska #TheGreatAlone #KristinHannah LetsTravelAugust

This is a great story by Kristin Hannah and will give you a good peek at what life is like living in Alaska! If you haven‘t read it, you should! Very enjoyable story!

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 3mo
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thewallflower0707
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I think I may have enjoyed The Great Alone even more than The Nightingale. I love that both novels place female relationships at the center, although the ending feels a bit rushed in both books.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #TheGreatAlone #shortreview #kristinhannah #historicalfiction

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Hufflebutt
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After months of being on hold, I had to drop everything and read

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rather_be_reading
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Probably my fav book swag ever! When I met Kristin Hannah

One_With_Books That is so amazing!!!! 3mo
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atla
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Trigger warnings for (consistent, relatively graphically depicted) domestic violence with this one. I didn‘t really know I was sensitive to this; maybe it‘s more challenging for me on audio. It‘s a good novel so far, but I‘m not sure I‘ll finish it. But maybe. I‘m pretty invested in the main character..

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Whitleyelliott
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I loved this good. So raw and heartbreaking but happy.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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CoffeeNBooks Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
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Syl
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Loved it. 5 stars . Can't do a detailed review here due to word restrictions. Suffice that loved the prose and Alaska came alive , despite me reading it in the heights of monsoon in a tropical country .

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atla
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Started this one tonight, and enjoying it so far. Just had to slow it down a wee bit since the narrator is a bit too fast for my taste. Who else has read this? What did you think?
#audiobook #libby

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BoldingBooks
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Been wanting to read this all summer! Finally got my hands on it from the library yesterday! 🤓

nichollinlove I loved this book so much! I hope you do too! 2mo
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I had to return this audiobook over a month ago before I was done. Unexpectedly I got it back today. I gladly listened to it on the way home from work and then was thrilled when my husband took the boys fishing so I could work on my rug and listen some more. I'm up to 87% so I think I'll be able to finish it in 13 days.

Chelsea.Poole Do you have hoopla? It's on there with no waiting if you don't get it finished 😊 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings @Chelsea.Poole No, I have Libby. 😞 3mo
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One_With_Books
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I felt every emotion of this book. It was so strongly and passionately written.

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thewallflower0707
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It is exam phase again which means I‘m sitting at my desk the whole day and work through multiple mental breakdowns.
Fortunately, The Great Alone is already a book I look forward to reading whenever I have time. I have lots of anger already for the parents who bring their daughter to this isolated area they know nothing about. You can feel the constant looming danger of nature and of violence.
#reading #plants #thegreatalone

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Syl
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Weekend destination. Alaska circa 1974.