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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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5⭐
I haven‘t cared about the characters in a book this much in a long time. Especially Leni and Matthew. Kristin Hannah made the state of Alaska come alive for me. This was so very good. From the moment I started to the very last second, I was fully engaged. The narration by Julia Whelan was exceptional.

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First time I read a book by this author, can you believe it?😳I have this book since 2018 thinking that I would not like it...but...
This book is intense and has the trigger of domestic violence. It is very explicit in the physical and psychological abuse. I will say this part was clinically well described. Also it was symptoms related with PTSD were well described.

Ernt and Cora married very young, Cora was 15 or 16 and Ernt was 25.⬇️

Gissy Cora hast not siblings and her parents didn‘t approve her marriage with Ernt. Cora said that Ernt changed after he came from the Vietnam War where he was captured and tortured. Cora asked him not to d listed. Since Ernt return, he cannot maintain a job, drink too much and has mood outburst. He maintains his family isolated. He inherited a home in Alaska and decided to move there with Cora and their 13 year old daughter Leni. ⬇️ 4mo
Gissy (Cont.) Living in Alaska turned Ernt into an abusive husband but also in Alaska Cora and Leni found good supportive friends. The story goes narrating what Cora and Leni lived with Ernt abusive behavior. Then something happens that the lives of Cora and Leni changed. Not much to say after this without spoiling the story.
I will say that it was hard to read in these parts and I felt frustrated with Cora decision even when I know...⬇️
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Gissy (Cont.)...her behavior is part of that abusive relationship cycle. The co-dependent relationship between these characters is so dysfunctional. In real life, is worst. I didn‘t like one part at the end which I think was unrealistic. The end? Well I will like to think that there will be hope in this type of relations. But how realistic was the end? I don‘t know. 3.8/4⭐️ 4mo
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Gissy Useless gifts from Once Upon a Book 🤷🏽‍♀️ 4mo
Gissy Monthly Photo challenge prompts- will be for me like a reading challenge too. I will see how many unread books posted in these prompts I will read at the end of the year. This book was an unread book posted in#NewYearNewBooks photo challenge Day 4 prompt #HighwayCvr @Eggs @Alwaysbeenabooklover (edited) 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
Eggs I‘ve read lots of Hannah - really love her books. Great choice 👌🏼 4mo
BarbaraBB I still haven‘t read this author! 4mo
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1️⃣ My middle name, Margaret, was my mother's first name, which she didn't like. She used her middle name instead. So why I ended up with it I will never know. I asked once and was told my middle name needed to be long since my first name was short. WTF!🙄🤯🤪
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3️⃣ Tagged

@TheAromaofBooks @OriginalCyn620 @Cupcake12 @PageShifter

Gissy So curious about your middle name☺️ 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!! ❤ 5mo
Eggs I‘ve never heard of that reason🤪😟 5mo
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Starting my third book during #Sharreadathon This book was in her Litsy books read- a pick one 🌹🕯

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheNookHipoie @CBee

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 5mo
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I share with you a little #bookstack in winter colours. I have chosen white and blue, as these two colours remind me of winter.
#wintercolorsbookstack #whiteandblue #winter

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lynneamch Lovely! ❄️ 5mo
maich @lynneamch Thank you 5mo
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KLyn1
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#the52bookchallenge - 1 down, many to go... Such a good book - so many feels...

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Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf! 5mo
Gissy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m planning to read it this month for the #Sharreadathon. The book is on @Sharread list of books read-rated by her as “pick” ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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#NewYearNewBooks
day4 highway cover

TalesandTexts Love this book! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 5mo
Pageturner1 @TalesandTexts its one of my favs! 5mo
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Pageturner1 Ha! i used the same one. i enjoyed this book. #booknerdsthinkalike 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻👏🏻 5mo
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 5mo
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#HighwayCvr #NewYearNewBook I love Kristin Hannah! Really looking forward to reading this one of her‘s! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

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“For we few, the sturdy, the strong, the dreamers, Alaska is home, always and forever, the song you hear when the world is still and quiet. You either belong here, wild and untamed yourself, or you don‘t. I belong.”
#October2023

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Kristin Hannah is usually a mixed bag for me. Love the stories but I sometimes find the writing cheesy. This was possibly the best-written of those I‘ve read. Some dark subject matter and it started out kind of slow, but the second half really picks up.

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Kristin Hannah is a definite favourite of mine and so far this book does not disappoint.

JessieKB Cover looks great but I extra love the lamp and mug!!! 9mo
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With the incredible back drop of Alaska this is a beautiful story about love and loss, but mostly importantly what it takes to survive. #pick #thegreatalone #love #summerread

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NikkiKey94
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I‘ve seen so many recommendations for this book and I decided to go ahead and take the plunge and I can‘t believe I waited so long! This book was just amazing. Kristin Hannah has such a way with her storytelling of making the readers feel all of the emotions! I was angry. I was sad. I bawled my eyes out and I was happy. Just wow. I definitely need to read all of her books now.

intothehallofbooks Yes!! And the audiobook is fantastic! 11mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica One of my all time favourite books! 11mo
NikkiKey94 @intothehallofbooks Yes! Julia Whelan is an awesome narrator! 11mo
NikkiKey94 @Yoricke_SouthAfrica It is definitely one of mine now! 11mo
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I think I will start this tomorrow.
I‘ve heard it‘s very good.
Have you read it?

I bought this as an add on for my BOTM. It sounds good.
Kristin Hannah

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Here is my #bookspin list for July! I dislocated my patella two weeks ago, so the silver lining is that there will be a lot of time to read this month. 😩😜

Roary47 I read Like Water for Chocolate in college. I really enjoyed that one. Happy reading! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Hope you heal up fast!! 12mo
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Teree883
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Good read! Enjoyed the layered story

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“Just fucking leave me alone”
My motto for all day, every day!

Bookpearl Oh I need one of these! 1y
ashsbookmarks @Bookpearl 😍😍 I‘m going to put them in my Etsy shop tomorrow 🫶🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 1y
Robin3 How do I find one I want the pink one 1y
ashsbookmarks @Bookpearl @Robin3 Good morning ladies!! I just added these bookmarks to my Etsy shop! www.ashsbookmarks.Etsy.com (use code LITSY20 for a discount!!) 1y
Bookpearl Running to computer now! 🤣 1y
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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. 1y
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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!❤️ 1y
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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. 1y
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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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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. 1y
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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💔 2y
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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! 2y
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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👍🏻 2y
Oryx @TrishB I don't buy all my clothes in pubs. Most, but not all. 2y
TrishB To be honest - it‘s much more entertaining than M n S 😁 2y
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squirrelbrain I love that you have a book / sweatshirt matching vibe going on! 2y
julesG @squirrelbrain Other people choose matching bookmarks. 😜 2y
ShelleyBooksie Such a good book 2y
Oryx @julesG Amateurs 😉 2y
julesG 😂😂 2y
Kimberlone That is a very well loved Salty Dawg sweatshirt!! V appropriate for this book! 2y
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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!! 2y
JessBerk Northern Exposure was a show about Alaska, but I agree that this book would make a great series! 2y
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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!! 2y
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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!!! 2y
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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! 💙 2y
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My attempt at making a #bookspin Hopefully I did it right. @TheAromaofBooks

thereadingpal Such interesting books! 2y
SiameseCatsRead @thereadingpal I went through my tbr lists on here, Goodreads, and Libby and combined them! 😀 2y
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!! 2y
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SiameseCatsRead @TheAromaofBooks I put a square around those book numbers (I think I counted right) I'm all in! 2y
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!! 2y
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! 2y
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!! 2y
SiameseCatsRead @TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much for all your help!!! 2y
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks Awe thanks! And Welcome Kelly! ❤️ 2y
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