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The Great Alone

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

EARLY 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)

“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)

“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

“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

“Beautifully written, Hannah portrays the loveliness and the brutality of the Alaskan landscape and the struggle that those who live there endure. I was mesmerized by this story and it has lingered in my thoughts long after I finished reading!! A MUST READ!”

—STEPHANIE CROWE, PAGE & PALETTE, AL

“POWERFUL . . . . A CUT ABOVE.”

—DAVID CULLY, PRESIDENT OF BAKER AND TAYLOR

“AN INCREDIBLE FOLLOW-UP . . . . I had to stop, breathe and let the characters hang out in my psyche for a little while before I could read anything else.”

—KATHLEEN CALDWELL, A GREAT PLACE FOR GOOD BOOKS, CA

“Not only do I think fans of The Nightingale will love this, I think this will secure Kristin’s success and perch on bestseller lists for a long while.”

—LAURA TAYLOR, THE OXFORD EXCHANGE, FL

“A remarkable story of what one family can endure and a story of the strength of the human body and the human spirit. It is a story of cruel love, young love, and above all a mother’s love. IT IS THE ULTIMATE STORY OF SURVIVAL.”

—NANCY MCFARLANE, FICTION ADDICTION, SC

“KRISTIN’S BEST WORK YET!. . . . I can’t wait to hand-sell it.”

—KAREN SCHWETTMAN, FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE, GA

“America, prepare to have your breath swept away as you consume every nuanced word of this novel. Highly recommended!”

—NANCY SIMPSON-BRICE, BOOK VAULT, IA

“HEART-WRENCHING…Kristin has written another fabulous read, I could not put down!”

—SUZANNE DROPPERT, LIBERTY BAY BOOKS, WA

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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

Buzzfeed Best of the Year

iTunes Best of the Year

Library Journal Best of the Year

Paste Best of the Year

The Wall Street Journal Best of the Year

The Week Best of the Year

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‘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
‘Game of Thrones’ Director Michelle MacLaren to Helm TriStar’s ‘The Nightingale’ - VARIETY: TriStar has signed Michelle MacLaren to helm the feature film adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel “The Nightingale.” Elizabeth Cantillon is producing. The current adaptation of the novel is written by Ann Peacock with ... Read more

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