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The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

“... home was not just a cabin in a deep woods that overlooked a placid cove. Home was a state of mind, the peace that came from being who you were and living an honest life.”

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction

My Review

Another great story by Kristin Hannah.

This is only the 2nd book I've read from her, the other being The Nightingale (my review of The Nightingale). With this book, Kristin Hannah is becoming one of my favorite authors.

This one caught my attention by the mere mention of Alaska. I've never been, but hope to go someday.

As you can imagine, there is so much more to this story than just surviving the harsh winters of Alaska. That's what Kristin Hannah does; she takes a common story and brings it to life. The more I read, the more I wanted to read.

In this book she captures the challenges families faced with abusive fathers/husbands. As a society, we excused them in the 1970's. Things are better today, but there is a long way to go in solving our domestic abuse problems. It was worse for the mothers of the world back in that tumultuous decade.

I strongly recommend this book. Read it and learn. Best of all, enjoy the story.

This is one of the top 10 books of 2018 listed by Betsy the Book Whisperer.

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