Newswire: Worlds of Books Meets 6/19/18 at 9pm Eastern to Discuss The Great Alone DB90090 by Kristin Hannah


Worlds of Books which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central will meet Tuesday June 19th in the Book Nook Room of to discuss The Great Alone DB90090 by Kristin Hannah. The Book Nook room can be found here:


Here is the NLS annotation:


The great alone DB90090

Hannah, Kristin. Reading time: 15 hours, 3 minutes.
Read by Julia Whelan.


1974. Former Vietnam prisoner of war Ernt Allbright moves his family, including wife Cora and thirteen-year-old daughter Leni, north to Alaska. While the weather is temperate, the family survives on the generosity of locals. But when winter descends, Ernt's mental health fractures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Here is the Bookshare synopsis:



Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. 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.

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. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. 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. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

A New York Times Bestseller



Book Details

Book Quality:





St. Martin's Press

Date of Addition:


Copyrighted By:

Kristin Hannah

Adult content:





Literature and Fiction

Submitted By:

Daproim Africa

Proofread By:

Daproim Africa

Usage Restrictions:

This is a copyrighted book.


Mickey Prahin and I will be moderating and please join us for this discussion. All are welcome. 




Mickey Prahin (mickeyprahin@...)

Alan Lemly (walemly@...)  


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