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NighttimeWanderer
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"He picked out the small, plump heart and held it up to Leni. Blood leaked between his fingers. "You're the hunter. Eat the heart."

WHAT THE HELL! Leni's father is freaking crazy!

#TheGreatAlone #KristinHannah

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NighttimeWanderer
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

"The colors were so vibrant, the world hardly looked real: green, swaying grass in the clearing, purple wildflowers, the gray zigzag steps leading to a blue sea that breathed in and out along the pebbled shore. Beyond it all, a fjord of impossible grandeur, sculpted eons ago by glaciers". #TheGreatAlone #KristinHannah

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There's nothing better than a Sunday evening with a good (I hope) book 😌 #TheGreatAlone #KristinHannah

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 3mo
NighttimeWanderer @Leftcoastzen Thank you 😊 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I got to see @kristinhannahauthor at the #piercecountyreads event yesterday. She was lovely - funny, informative, and generous with her time. And she told me to listen to my mother in following my own passion, and gave me a rec to use as a starting point. Go see her if you get the chance!
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MEGR It was the ending I wanted obviously, but the whole thing about Matthew being that much better just felt unbelievable. My favorite thing about the book was how Cora finally came through for Leni towards the end of her life. That felt real. 7mo
jpellet Leni saying goodbye to Cora was hard to read. I think Leni had unconditional love for her mom even though Cora selfishly stayed with an abusive husband for so many years, putting Leni at risk. I thought the book ended on a happy note. Overall, I thought it was a great read! 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I enjoyed the book, even though some of it seemed too convenient: Cora's death and the confession letter, Matthew's recovery, and even how quick he was to forgive Leni for being gone and keeping his son from him for so long. But, I feel like that's also an important part of the story- life is too short and unpredictable, especially somewhere like Alaska, to hold grudges. This was the 1st Kristin Hannah book I've read , but I'll read more. 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks Thanks @EadieB for hosting this buddy read!! I really enjoyed the reading and the discussions! 7mo
Rachbb3 I thought the ending was right on. Leni finally could lay Cora to rest and go on with her life. Great book! Yes, thank you @EadieB for hosting. 7mo
EadieB @CoffeeNBooks @Rachbb3 You‘re welcome! Thanks for participating everyone! 7mo
Geeklet Thanks so much @EadieB This was the first buddy read I‘ve been in where I read along with the group and it was tons of fun. 7mo
EadieB @Geeklet You‘re welcome! Buddy Reads are great fun! 7mo
Jovy I cried at her farewell to Cora, so touching! I enjoyed the book very much. Thanks @EadieB for hosting! 7mo
Andrew65 @jpellet I agree the scenes with Leni and Cora were hard to read. 6mo
Andrew65 Overall an excellent book, although felt the book took the wrong path with the accident to Matthew and then had to find a way to resolve it. 6mo
Andrew65 My only other issue with the book was the abuse, very difficult to read. Thanks @EadieB for an excellent buddy read. 🙌👏😊 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 You‘re welcome! Yes the abuse was difficult and I have to agree that Matthew‘s accident did not have to be that severe. He should have been able to recuperate better. 6mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Despite this I still have it down as a five star read. 6mo
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Reecaspieces 🤔🤔🤔I think she is woman enough to do whatever she wants now. 7mo
jpellet It went very well! I was surprised to hear Matthew had improved so much. I don‘t think she will move back to her old cabin where there are constant memories of her dead parents. 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I think Leni will take the negative memories and rebuild on her land, with Matthew, and turn it into something positive. 7mo
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Rachbb3 I thought the reunion was great. It was nice that Matthew had recovered somewhat. As for the cabin, burn it to the ground. 7mo
Geeklet I hope that she will be able to help Matthew heal. I don‘t know if I would have stayed on that land if I were her though. 7mo
Jovy Great reunion! I think she can return to the cabin, although probably best to tear it down and build new memories. 7mo
Andrew65 Yes destroy it and build something new on the land. A touching reunion, like the scene where he thought she wanted to show him her husband. 6mo
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kspenmoll Yes! First of all I love her bigger than life character so it was fun to have her reappear with a big splash! As to Tom‘s call to the governor, that seems realistic & we were aware that connection. They could pull out all the stops to help Leni now. Before Cora got in the way with her refusal to press charges against Ernt. (edited) 7mo
Reecaspieces Large marge is one of the best characters ever. And once again @kspenmoll nailed it! 7mo
peaknit Agree! It‘s awesome to see these characters standing up for one another, and Large Marge blows any stereotypes of who lives in podunk, Alaska, right out of the water.☺️ 7mo
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jpellet Yes! Large Marge is one of my favorite characters in this book. Of course she would come to Leni‘s rescue! And it pays to have friends in high places! 7mo
CoffeeNBooks I love Large Marge!! And I love how she and Tom have always looked out for Cora and Leni. I was afraid Tom was going to be upset with Leni for not letting him know about his grandson for all of those years, but I think he understood why. 7mo
Rachbb3 Yeah, as soon as Large Marge came into the courtroom I knew that was it. She wasn't going to let anything happen to Leni. 7mo
Geeklet I loved Large Marge so much. I‘m glad they were able to help Leni. I wish Leni would have let her mother take the blame a long time ago though. 7mo
Jovy I love that scene! Part of me was like why didn‘t they use Tom‘s connections years ago! 7mo
Andrew65 That was a great scene. 6mo
Andrew65 @Jovy I had the same question in mind. 6mo
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kspenmoll I was surprised she was not more prepared especially since her grandfather is a lawyer & I had assumed would go over any what ifs & how to handle the police. The Chief seemed to be unnecessarily mean spirited. (edited) 7mo
Reecaspieces I agree with @kspenmoll. Should have been more prepared. 7mo
jpellet I knew that he was not being genuine by asking her to write the confession and then saying she could just go about her merry way. I was surprised that she didn‘t stick to her story and follow the advice given to her. 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks I was very surprised that she fell for that! I thought she would have been much less talkative with the police, and just stick with what her grandfather told her to say. 7mo
Rachbb3 I was surprised by her arrest, but I also remembered Tom Walker's connections. Lol. 7mo
Jovy I was surprised she did not know better or maybe deep down she really wanted to confess. 7mo
Andrew65 We all knew he was trapping her! He was definitely a by the book man. 6mo
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kspenmoll It seems like Cora was trying to give the gift of Alaska back to her daughter because she knew it was a huge part of who Leni is, but I am not sure it‘s a good idea. How could Leni not be implicated as accessory? But with no body would that not matter? Lung cancer a way to move the plot along & get Leni back to Alaska & Matthew? (edited) 7mo
peaknit @kspenmoll I agree, a little too “convenient” but I want Leni to get back to where she is whole. 7mo
jpellet I thought that Cora‘s letter would not be the end of that story, and Leni was sure to get in trouble if she delivered the letter to the police. It would not be believable that she knew nothing of what happened. 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks It was definitely a convenient story line, but I'm glad Leni had the opportunity to return to Alaska. She'd given up so much, and she had her entire life ahead of her. I was pretty sure the situation with the police in Alaska was going to end poorly. 7mo
Rachbb3 I knew she wouldn't be whole until she got back to Matthew and Alaska. She was told not to say anything of her part, but I think if she had heeded advice and let Cora take all the blame it would have tormented her. Too many lies. 7mo
Jovy I think the cancer was a convenient way for Leni to get her happy ending. I agree with @Rachbb3 she would not be able to live with herself had she not confessed. 7mo
Andrew65 Given the amount she smoked lung cancer certainly was a possibility. Very sad scenes around this. The letter was strange because of the last sentence about Leni, not well written at this point. Yes Leni would have some difficult questions to answer but she needed to go back to Alaska. 6mo
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Tove_Reads She‘s suffered so much. About time she gets to do her own thing. Yup, I would also tell. It‘s time to stop lying and hiding. 7mo
kspenmoll I was happy she was finally creating her own life & had the built in support she needed financially & for child care. She had a semblance of family that did not terrorize her. I am glad she is sharing Matthew with her son. 7mo
jpellet I was glad the Leni could finally do something for herself! I was glad to see she had been honest with M.J. And what she thought was appropriate to tell him at the time. 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks Leni definitely deserved the opportunity to go to college. I think it's good that she was honest with MJ about Matthew, so he has a realistic understanding of the situation. 7mo
Rachbb3 I was happy for her and that her circumstances didn't hold her back. She persevered even though she was hurting. 7mo
Jovy Leni deserves this break. So good for her! She also did good explaining to MJ about his dad. 7mo
Andrew65 This was the right thing to do on both fronts. 6mo
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