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The Great Alone

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit.

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PRAISE

“A tour de force. There are many great things about this book…It will thrill her fans with its combination of Greek tragedy, Romeo and Juliet-like coming of age story and domestic potboiler. 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.”

KIRKUS (STARRED REVIEW)

“Reliably alluring…The Great Alone is packed with rapturous descriptions of Alaskan scenery… Hannah remembers and summons an undeveloped wilderness, describing a gloriously pristine region in the days before cruise ships discovered it.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Set in the early 70s, this coming of age story has parallels in the current day and becomes a cautionary tale for our times.”

THE TORONTO STAR

“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.

People, “Book of the Week”

“Hannah is dominating national bestseller lists once again, with a post-Vietnam family saga that takes place against the harsh but gorgeous Alaskan landscape.”

Entertainment Weekly, “New and Notable”

“Hannah vividly evokes the natural beauty and danger of Alaska and paints a compelling portrait of a family in crisis and a community on the brink of change.”

Booklist 

“Vivid…Hannah skillfully situates the emotional family saga in the events and culture of the late 70s…tautly drawn characters contribute not only to Leni’s improbable survival but to her salvation amid her family’s tragedy.”

Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed)

“In this latest from Hannah, the landscape is hard and bleak but our young heroine learns to accept it and discover her true self…fans will appreciate the astuteness of the story and the unbreakable connection between mother and child.”

LIBRARY JOURNAL

“This epic atmospheric novel examines humans’ will to endure the unthinkable.

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THE NIGHTINGALE

Best of the Year 2015

Goodreads Best Historical Novel of 2015

People’s Choice Favorite Fiction Winner

Amazon Best Book of the Year

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iTunes Best of the Year

Library Journal Best of the Year

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The Wall Street Journal Best of the Year

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Sony Buys ‘Nightingale’ Author’s Alaska Novel ‘The Great Alone’ - VARIETY: Sony’s TriStar Pictures has preemptively purchased movie rights to Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone” — the follow-up to her best-selling novel “The Nightingale,” which sold more than 2 million copies and was published in ... Read more
‘The Nightingale’ Author Kristin Hannah Shares Excerpt From Next Book - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Kristin Hannah, best-selling author of The Nightingale, will release her next book, The Great Alone, on February 6, 2018. The story takes place in 1970s Alaska amidst a changing country — Patty Hearst has been kidnapped, the U.S. ... Read more
Sony Pegs August 10, 2018 Release Date for ‘The Nightingale’ Movie - DEADLINE: TriStar Pictures’ The Nightingale, based on the bestselling book by Kristin Hannah about two sisters living in France at the beginning of World War II has been pegged into its release schedule. The picture, directed ... Read more

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