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The Great Alone
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit. From the author who brought you the phenomenon of The Nightingale.
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Some books are meant to be devoured. Others should be savored. I devoured The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. With ever-increasing stakes and intense themes like survival, love, and abuse, you can‘t help but binge read it. Read the full review here: https://www.pickingbooks.com/blog/the-great-alone

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Wow! I see why people rave about her books. I know it‘s a good story when I‘m torn between wanting characters to have a happy ending and wanting them to suffer. Not sure I /love/ how it ended but the entire book was a joy to listen to. Will be listening to another one of her books soon!

ShelleyBooksie My fav book by her. 2w
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I really enjoyed this book. I am a big fantasy reader so it was good for a little change in book genre. I loved the setting and all the events. 😃

Alfoster Awesome! I liked it too!❤️ 2w
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I listened to the audiobook a few years ago, so this wasn‘t a new story for me. I love Hannah‘s writing. This is a love story see in the beautiful and harsh wilds of Alaska. There is love, heartbreak, community, and domestic abuse.

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2022 read amazing book enjoyed very much!!

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This book was beautifully tragic. Loved the descriptions, the multifaceted characters, the unmistakable symbolism, and the theme of lonliness and trauma. However, it was such a sad book so be prepared to cry!

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Listening on audiobook, book 2 in my #friendreadingchallenge

TLuvs This book has great ratings and KH is constantly mentioned of being one of people's favorite authors but, 28% and 4 hours:15 min into this book and I'm DNFing it. Being a child and experiencing domestic/spousal abuse myself I don't consider reading/listening to it as entertainment. Don't get me wrong, I've read so many other books with abuse in them, this title is just rubbing me ABSOLUTELY wrong! KH's writting style is not for me. 1mo
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This was such a beautiful and heartbreaking story that literally brought me to tears. The story highlights the complexity of relationships, PTSD, domestic violence, living of the grid, sacrifice, hope and everlasting love. This book has easily become a favorite.

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Whew! How do you review a book in 4 lines that is deeper than an iceberg? A masterful book. Really difficult read…you want to skip the ugly parts, but then that‘s what gives the story it‘s depth and ultimately it‘s powerful restoration.

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ShaniaAJ
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Such a good read!! A wild rollercoaster ride!

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#12BooksOf2022 #12DaysOfChristmas @Andrew65
#HistoricalFiction
I chose a back list from 2018. I love the descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness. It's a great story, but the domestic violence is hard to read about.

Andrew65 Loved this book, even though it was hard to read at points. 3mo
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This was a tough book, but it was a good book!!! The story was one that needed to be told. I rated this book a 4 out of 5 stars!!!

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#WondrousWednesday
Thanks for the tag, @Eggs !

1. The Nickel Boys

2. No, but I am subscribed to an audiobook service (Libro.fm).

3. Tagged. It‘s set during winter in Alaska.

Eggs # 1 was so good/sad💔 4mo
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Oooof, this one hit my in the gut. I cried more times than I could count. Happy tears, sad tears, frustrated tears, complicated tears... all of the tears! Hannah has an amazing capacity for cresting characters with so much depth and range of emotion. I have been in love with Alaska for a long time. This book reminded me why it is on my bucket list.

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I have an endless amount of books and audiobooks on my TBR but I‘m rereading one of my favourites for at least the tenth time #typical

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lynneamch Great pic! 5mo
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Oryx
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Why do I get the feeling this isn't going to be a 'and they all lived happily ever after' book? Heading into the final third.
Also pictured, my 14-year-old, well worn Salty Dawg saloon hoodie. This pub features in the book.

And thanks to @squirrelbrain for giving me this book.

TrishB Great connection👍🏻 5mo
Oryx @TrishB I don't buy all my clothes in pubs. Most, but not all. 5mo
TrishB To be honest - it‘s much more entertaining than M n S 😁 5mo
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squirrelbrain I love that you have a book / sweatshirt matching vibe going on! 5mo
julesG @squirrelbrain Other people choose matching bookmarks. 😜 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Such a good book 5mo
Oryx @julesG Amateurs 😉 5mo
julesG 😂😂 5mo
Kimberlone That is a very well loved Salty Dawg sweatshirt!! V appropriate for this book! 5mo
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I feel this would make a good TV series. Can‘t recall a TV show ever being filmed in Alaska.

#LittensWantToKnow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my tbr shelf!! 7mo
JessBerk Northern Exposure was a show about Alaska, but I agree that this book would make a great series! 6mo
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Books are the mile markers of my life .. she wrote .. and I felt the same .. Hiding into books when life seems too much to handle .. and searching books for advice given without judging .. my sanity amongst my chaos .. my companion in solitude .. my guide when I am lost .. I wander so much through books but I am never lost !

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1. Tagged - only one so far.
2. Longwood Gardens the other night.

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Gorgeous!! 9mo
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A very interesting book which explores the landscape of the wilderness of Alaska along with a plot of young love and domestic violence. The descriptions of Alaska alone are worth reading.

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Here's my updated #bookspin I just finished The Great Alone and I cannot express how wonderful the book was! I had so many emotions reading it, and the last 150 pages were so tragic that it was hard to read, but well worth it.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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The Allbright family run away to Alaska to start life over. No one is happy in the family, until thirteen- year- old Leni meets Matthew. We watch their friendship grow into romance. The last 150 pages is one tragedy after another. Even though there is much tragedy in this book, the author ties it up in a pretty bow by the end of the novel. We not only hear a story of wilderness survival, but also one of unfaultering love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#romance

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I need some motivation to start reading again! This #bigjunereadathon I am going to set a goal of reading 6 books. I have already read 1. @Clwojick

Clwojick Fantastic goals! Can‘t wait to see what you read! 💙 10mo
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My attempt at making a #bookspin Hopefully I did it right. @TheAromaofBooks

thereadingpal Such interesting books! 10mo
SiameseCatsRead @thereadingpal I went through my tbr lists on here, Goodreads, and Libby and combined them! 😀 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh sorry, I commented on your other post before I saw this one! 😂 That looks great!! June's BookSpin is 9 and DoubleSpin is 8, so those are the official numbers to read this month if you want, or you can wait until July when I draw new numbers!! 10mo
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SiameseCatsRead @TheAromaofBooks I put a square around those book numbers (I think I counted right) I'm all in! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Perfect!! Glad to have you along!! I added you to the tag list as well!! I usually post a reminder about a week before the 2nd, and then new numbers come out on the 2nd every month!! All 20 numbers are in play each month, so you can make a new list each month, or use the old one but sub in replacements for the books you've read, whatever works best!! 10mo
SiameseCatsRead @TheAromaofBooks So excited! I've been looking for more motivation to read again. I have recently gone through some bad depression and did not pick up a book for months. And this is coming from someone who used to teach English! My soul feels happier when I'm reading! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Well hopefully you start feeling inspired to read again!! If you are on the lookout for other fun challenges, I recommend following @Clwojick because she also loves coming up with all sorts of fun ways to motivate us to read more!! Also I don't know if you follow @LitsyEvents but they do a great job reposting upcoming challenges, buddy reads, swaps, etc. so it's an easy way to see what else is going on around the community!! 10mo
SiameseCatsRead @TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much for all your help!!! 10mo
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks Awe thanks! And Welcome Kelly! ❤️ 10mo
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Would someone explain to me what #thebookspin #bookspin game is? I'd like to play! #bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

Nessavamusic You make a TBR of 20 books, @TheAromaofBooks random chooses 1-20 a main pick - #bookspin and a 2nd pick - #doublespin you can also create a #bookspinbingo board of your 20 picks plus 5 free space picks. 10mo
SiameseCatsRead @Nessavamusic thank you! So I can pick 20 and leave 5 free? 10mo
Nessavamusic Yup! 10mo
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DogMomIrene 👋🏼 I love #bookspinbingo! I‘ve been getting so much more read and I‘m working through my TBR. If you go to the profile for @TheAromaofBooks she has a link at the top that explains the whole process really clearly. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for explaining @Nessavamusic @DogMomIrene !!! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Hopefully the link in my profile helps explain the challenge @kelly_anne but if you have any questions please just let me know!! I draw new numbers on the 2nd of every month, so you can either wait until July to join, or if you want to make a list and start this month, you are welcome to jump right in!! Do you want me to add you to the tag list so you'll get tagged in a reminder post each month and then the again when I post the numbers? 10mo
SiameseCatsRead @TheAromaofBooks Yes! Please add me. Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to reading more and more. 10mo
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I seriously think that there is no other character in any book I've read recently that I despise as much as Ernt Allbright. I'm not done yet, but as of page 161, I can't stand him!

What characters get under your skin?
#question #fiction #thegreatalone

BookBelle84 Mine is the father is The Poisonwood Bible. Very similar to this one on how his poor choices and stubbornness affect the lives of his family. 10mo
SiameseCatsRead @BookBelle84 I'll have to add that book to my list! 10mo
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"The truth was that the biggest danger of all was in her own house (126)."

What other novels have you read and enjoyed that have the same theme of drinking/drug/domestic abuse throughout them? How do the main characters come to terms with this?

#fiction #historicalfiction

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A story of courage, love, & sacrifice… one I wished wouldn‘t end but once it did, was inspiring and satisfying
🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 Five out of five 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

tpixie Welcome to Litsy! Here are some gray kittens to follow. Also follow people who like the same books you do! Everyone is friendly here! @Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan @Sills (edited) 10mo
C.M.Jones_Artist Thank you for the great advice 😊 10mo
PaperbackPirate Welcome to Litsy! There are some helpful links at @LitsyWelcomeWagon . 10mo
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bthegood Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
C.M.Jones_Artist @bthegood Thank you! I‘ve found so many books I want to read already 🤗 10mo
C.M.Jones_Artist @PaperbackPirate Thank you for sharing! So many helpful people here 😊 10mo
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“For as long as I can remember, books have been my safe place.” Lenora Allbright ~ The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

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Inspiring 💜💜💜💜💜

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A story that resonated so deeply, it took me back to childhood. This is a story of love between a mother and daughter, finding courage, making difficult choices to survive against all odds, and redemption. Kristin Hannah has never failed to make me reflect on my own life and ask the important questions, “How can I apply this to my life.”

Her books are not only entertaining but deeply moving. #kristinhannah #alaska #courage #thegreatalone

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The good ones will be taken care of. Bad apples rot all by themselves. Another great read by Kristin Hannah!!

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One of the most compelling, heart wrenching, tear jerking, breath taking reads - EVER! Easily one of my top 5 faves! The way the author gave each character a background story and how each characters story intertwined. The last 20+ chapters, I literally had a book light on and couldn't STOP reading. I was on the edge of my seat!

BookBabe 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
BookBabe Thinking about trying this one. 11mo
heypinks @BookBabe I highly recommend! Personally, I couldn't put it down. If you do read it, please let me know what you thought of it! 11mo
SiameseCatsRead I'm reading it now and read over 100 pages without stopping. They just flew by! 10mo
heypinks @kelly_anne it's so good! I'm currently reading her other book #DistantShores! I'll share it here once I'm done! 10mo
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Wonderful! Perfect for #audiogardening It felt expansive, beautiful, and dangerous. Just like the Alaskan wilderness where it is set. The writing is gorgeous, just like every Hannah book I‘ve read. I listened on #audio though I‘ve owned the book since it was released. Glad I finally got to it! #MountTBR #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

BookBelle84 My favourite Kristin Hannah! 11mo
Dragon Pretty spring flowers 🌺 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I've been working in the garden this weekend as well - SO good to get outside!! 11mo
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DaniJ
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A beautiful story. Paints Alaska to be a land of familial grace and loyalty. Easy and quick read!!

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I listened to the audio and it was so good. The descriptions were amazing, and I was pulled right in, and I stayed interested all the way through (except one short section toward the end that wasn‘t quite as engrossing). I loved some of the secondary characters, especially Large Marge. This is likely to make my favourites this year

LoverOfLearning Thought this was good! 12mo
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The Great Alone 4.5🌟
I love Kristen Hannah's historical fiction, but they're just brutal. I was in tears.
Starting Before the coffee gets cold today.
#ThingsinCommon both books deal with regrets and second chances. @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 💖💖 12mo
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🐰Done!
🐣Tagged!
💚None so far!

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great photo! I love Kristin Hannah! 12mo
SilversReviews Lovely photo!! 12mo
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Eggs Great book 13mo
kplovesbooks I get all sentiment everytime I think about this book!! 😭😭 13mo
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Enjoying some me time and finishing up this book. Definitely a pick. Wow!! Loved it.

SRWCF I have this one on my shelf, too. 13mo
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💖Went to a Valentine Tea with my Galentines
💙Tagged - pick
🖤Warmer weather at the end of the week

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Pretty🧁🥐 13mo
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“That spring, rain fell in great sweeping gusts that rattled the rooftops.”

#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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My son‘s sweet gf asked me to read this with her. How could I say no?!

marleed Oh cool. Buddy reads are a perfect gateway for communicating subjects that might not have otherwise come to the forefront. 14mo
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thanks for tag @SusanLee
#1 roses, chocolate, wine- my husband is not one to buy books
#2 tagged booked is a good love story, gosh so many to choose from

@Bookgoil @curiouserandcurioser @UwannaPublishme

Blerdgal_Fenix 1. Prefer carnitas street tacos 🖤 2. My most recent read - getting his game back — honest look at love from the romantic ideas to the crushing reality of real love. The book reminds us that there is more than love at first sight. You have grow, understand, and willing to show all sides of yourself 🖤 14mo
Pageturner1 @Blerdgal_Fenix yes carnitas street tacos are good thanks for playing 14mo
UwannaPublishme Thanks for the tag @Pageturner1 ! 1: I‘m happy with any and all of these! ☺️ 2. The Bromance Book Club is one of the only romance novels I‘ve read, and I‘d definitely recommend it. ❤️ 13mo
Pageturner1 @UwannaPublishme i will have to check that one out 13mo
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Currently reading… ❄️📚❤️

momx3nak I finished this book last week. I liked it! 11mo
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Fried Food and Fiction Friday! It‘s been a hard week😣😖

#Fabfiction #Nothelpingmydiet #Eatingmyfeelings #Rewardsselfwithfoodlikeadog #woof #readandnom

Bookwormjillk That looks so good 14mo
DrexEdit 👍 for fried food. I did dumplings for dinner. My go-to comfort food. No idea why. It's not like I grew up eating dumplings! 14mo
Aims42 Yum!!! That looks like a great way to end a long week, enjoy!! 14mo
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Sleepswithbooks @Aims42 - It so was - I started plotting at work what I was eating for dinner between having a mini meltdown and dropping 38 swears 🤦🏻‍♀️ 14mo
Sleepswithbooks @DrexEdit - Now I want dumplings!! It‘s 5:53am 😂 14mo
Aims42 @Sleepswithbooks I totally do all of that too!!! The plotting, mini (or full) meltdowns and the swearing 😂 Glad your Friday night was a great & tasty one!!💗 14mo
UwannaPublishme Happy National Corn Chip Day! Something that would go great with this dish. 😋Glad you survived your crazy week! Wishing you better days ahead. ❤️ 14mo
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. I can‘t remember finishing any ebooks last year, so my longest audiobook was The Great Alone at 15 hours.

2. Yes. Just the size alone intimidates me. I also avoid borrowing chunksters from the library because I know I won‘t finish them in time.

If you‘re reading this, consider yourself tagged.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 1y
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A heart-wrenching story of survival in one of the worlds toughest climates, where there were dangers in every dark corner of the forest- and an even bigger monster in their own home. This book left me gutted, but the ending was one everyone deserved. ❤️ Just read it.