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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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BookGypsy
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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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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bthegood Welcome to Litsy! 6d
BookGypsy @bthegood Thank you! I‘ve found so many books I want to read already 🤗 5d
BookGypsy @PaperbackPirate Thank you for sharing! So many helpful people here 😊 5d
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BookGypsy
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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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BookGypsy
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Inspiring 💜💜💜💜💜

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BookGypsy
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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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momx3nak
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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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heypinks
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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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
BookBabe Thinking about trying this one. 3w
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! 3w
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Julsmarshall
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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! 1mo
Dragon Pretty spring flowers 🌺 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I've been working in the garden this weekend as well - SO good to get outside!! 1mo
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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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LibraryCin
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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! 1mo
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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! 💖💖 2mo
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Judybskt
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🐰Done!
🐣Tagged!
💚None so far!

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great photo! I love Kristin Hannah! 2mo
SilversReviews Lovely photo!! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Great book 3mo
kplovesbooks I get all sentiment everytime I think about this book!! 😭😭 3mo
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Judybskt
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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. 3mo
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Judybskt
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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🧁🥐 3mo
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Judybskt
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“That spring, rain fell in great sweeping gusts that rattled the rooftops.”

#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Judybskt
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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. 3mo
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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 🖤 4mo
Pageturner1 @Blerdgal_Fenix yes carnitas street tacos are good thanks for playing 3mo
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. ❤️ 3mo
Pageturner1 @UwannaPublishme i will have to check that one out 3mo
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Currently reading… ❄️📚❤️

momx3nak I finished this book last week. I liked it! 4w
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Sleepswithbooks
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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 4mo
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! 4mo
Aims42 Yum!!! That looks like a great way to end a long week, enjoy!! 4mo
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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 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Sleepswithbooks @DrexEdit - Now I want dumplings!! It‘s 5:53am 😂 4mo
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!!💗 4mo
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. ❤️ 4mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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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! 4mo
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BooksNBowls
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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.

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Laughterhp
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Thanks so much to @Read4life for recommending this book to me for my #12Challenge! This was exactly what I needed right now. My first Kristin Hannah book and not my last! What an emotional roller coaster I went on! Her parents made me so upset, especially her dad. I find people who can live on the land so fascinating (why I watch the tv show Alone). I could never do it, but I definitely enjoy reading about it!

Read4life I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. 💙🤓 4mo
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Laughterhp
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In 1974, this surprises me.

This reminds me of when my father in law recently said to my husband, “Oh, I saw you bought Mikala a new jeep.” And my husband‘s response was, “Um no, she bought it herself. She makes her own money.”

TheBookHippie The law passed in 1974 that women could but like anything else it took time for banks etc to “allow” it. 5mo
EvieBee That‘s crazy. 5mo
Ruthiella My mom didn‘t have her own credit card until the ‘80s. 5mo
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Laughterhp @Ruthiella @TheBookHippie That blows my mind! My parents are younger, so I guess I wouldn‘t have known this. This is why I love historical fiction. 5mo
TheBookHippie @Laughterhp I couldn‘t until around 1983 I had to use my dad 🤦🏻‍♀️ so ridiculous. Same was true for doctor appointments birth control on and on and on. We aren‘t that far from it and we‘re slowly traveling back … (edited) 5mo
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peacegypsy
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1. The tagged book. 2. Read books that promote self-care, which is all of them!3. Cuddly blankets! 😊. Thanks for asking me to play, @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick and @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Tay for cuddly blankets! Thanks for playing along. 5mo
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jenniferw88
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Andrew65 A great book. 5mo
KellyK That book made me ugly cry more than once… 😭 5mo
Jensol77 This book was amazing 5mo
Jensol77 I heard it was supposed to be a movie 5mo
kplovesbooks This was my #1 from 2020. 💔😭 5mo
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“You know what they say about finding a man in Alaska—the odds are good, but the goods are odd.”

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JamieArc
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#unpopular opinion
The Great Alone: I listened to this during the storming of the capitol in January, and just couldn‘t take the unrelenting suffering.
The Girl in the Mirror: There was too much I couldn‘t buy into, and the main character really grated on me.
The Cracked Spine: Just a big letdown because it had all the things I love. The protagonist was interrogative in an annoying way. But it‘s the first in a series and I would read others.

megnews Thanks for sharing. I‘ve only read one by Hannah and thought I‘d read more. There‘s definitely something to be said about the timing of reading a book. 5mo
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eanderson
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July pick for #12booksof2021 This book broke my heart. I really liked it.

Andrew65 Loved this. 5mo
kplovesbooks This one. 😭😭😭 My number 1 from last year. 5mo
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Andrew65
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zguta Great story! 5mo
Andrew65 @zguta It was and led to big ugly tears! 5mo
zguta @Andrew65 yes, emotional story all the way… and the description of the scenery is intense. I want to visit Alaska (never thought I‘d ever say that cause I‘m a beach lover lol) 5mo
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5280reader
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I‘ve read page turners- yet this is a page turner that I had to scream, walk away for a few minutes, and jump back in. Favorite Hannah book. 13 year old Leni moves to Alaska in the mid 70s, with her father with post Vietnam PTSD and mother who still loves the man she met prior to the war. Leni and her family learn how to live in the ‘Great Alone‘ with all the neighborly support it brings. Love, toxicity, and danger all around. #doublespin for Nov

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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5280reader
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Hard to read a page turner when you can‘t turn the pages! #catsoflitsy

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PrezBookster
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This is one of the best books I‘ve ever read! I have never wanted to applaud a book after I‘ve read it, but I definitely did for this one! Soo much happened in these 545 pages, and I was here for all of it! MUST READ!!

RachelAmphlett Stacked! 6mo
Q84 I loved this one too! So good! 6mo
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nishaagni
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A story of loss and love set in Alaska, this book was very well written. While some of the storylines are predictable, there‘s never a dull moment. You‘ll be invested in the characters from the get go.

The author has captured Alaska‘s wildness, her imperviousness & also her love & tenderness very well. I won‘t be surprised if someone went to Alaska to find their own adventure after reading this book.

Julia Whelan‘s narration was spectacular.

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Jensol77
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Alaska, The Great Alone

Veteran‘s day. They deserve much more 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Eggs #2 - I agree😔 6mo
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If I had to choose a favorite book, this would be it ❤️
Reread this amazing book again!!

Cpg Started reading this today- page turner so far!!! Loved The Nightengale 7mo
SanjanaGhosh @Cpg so far I've loved all the books I've read of Kristin Hannah 😄 7mo
Cpg @SanjanaGhosh I‘m thinking I‘ll feel the same! This is just my second- I bailed on “The Four Winds”- but I think it was reclaimed on my library check out expired. I‘m on the list again though. 😊 7mo
Cpg I liked The Great Alone but part of the ending I wasn‘t totally on board with the confession- as it wasn‘t the truth- but it was made to think it was- like she came clean- if I can say that without being a spoiler/there aren‘t versions of the truth....so I would‘ve rather that went a little differently. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
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jlowery999
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I should know by now not to read the end of a Kristin Hannah book in public. Every time with the ugly cries. She has this way of letting the characters get into your heart when you may not have even known they were there, and then you find yourself sobbing into a Delta Airlines napkin. A little different setting than I'm used to with her but the same kind of storytelling, and I enjoyed it very much.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🧡 8mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻🥰 8mo
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jenniferw88
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4.75 🌟

@Leniverse the Leni in this book is a reader too 🤣!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

A bit of a stretch, but I'm using this for #vietnam #readingasia2021, as the war has given the MC's Dad PTSD and lurks large throughout the novel. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Great! 8mo
BarbaraBB Seems suitable! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 8mo
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I didn‘t take a pic of the weather for day 2 but here is 1 of me skiing at Mookerawa back in Jan. It‘s my resting place now but when I was a teen we would camp here & the adults stayed in the cabins & left us alone. Many wild nights were had as you can imagine. I learnt to ski when I was 12 (I think). Started on 2 skis then went to 1. Tried bare footing a couple of xs with no success. I discovered this summer that I can no longer jump start 😭

ImperfectCJ That looks awesome! I've never tried water skiing. I had a chance to try it in my 20s but was too timid. It later turned out that a bunch of the people who waterskied got giardia from the lake water, so I don't feel bad that I missed out on that part. 10mo
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eanderson
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Finished this heart wrenching book while eating lunch. I absolutely loved it. It broke my heart and gave me hope. I don‘t know why I waited so long to make this book a priority. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

robinb Sounds like I need to move this one up on my list. :) 10mo
eanderson @robinb you should! Do you have it? 10mo
Tove_Reads Love it! 10mo
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robinb @eanderson I do! It's just one of those that keeps getting lost in my ever-growing TBR list. :( I've actually never read any Hannah *gasp*, but I'm looking forward to it (at some point!). LOL 10mo
eanderson @robinb lol! This was only my second Hannah... cue another gasp! 10mo
robinb @eanderson 😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Perfection 💙🏔🧡 11mo
ShelleyBooksie My fav 11mo
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Curlybookowl
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Happy Wednesday 😝. Here‘s a shelf pic. Hope your having a fantastic day 💚

Curlybookowl @BookishMarginalia thank you 😊 💚 11mo
The.Great.Catsby So beautiful and uniform. I love it! 11mo
Curlybookowl @The.Great.Catsby thank you 😊 💚 11mo
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eanderson
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When your hold comes in faster than you expected and there is a wait behind you... you start ASAP! I have a few audiobooks going but it‘s worth it! 😂

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
robinb 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 11mo
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natalieebloom
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Kristin Hannah is simply a great writer. I wouldn‘t rank it over The Nightingale or Firefly Lane (this one was a bit more soap-opera-y), but I could NOT put it down.

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My brother, who has an MFA in poetry, recommended this book to me. I have officially learned to listen when he suggests certain authors and books. I could hardly put down this amazing story that ultimately felt like an emotional rollercoaster. Hannah does a wonderful job capturing the beauty in what's painful and highlighting strength when all seems hopeless. I can't wait to read another one of her books!

tpixie I need to go ahead and get this off my TBR List. I don‘t know why I hesitate to read it. I love her other books that I have read! 10mo
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This is the story of a family who leaves behind their past and start anew in Alaska. They do not come prepared and have to quickly acclimate to their new surroundings. The father, Ernt, is a former Vietnam veteran, so the mother, Cora; and the daughter, Leni; have to deal with the tenuous relationship.

This was my first Kristen Hannah book I‘ve read and I really enjoyed it! I will definitely read more of her work!

TheRiehlDeal @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I heard nothing but great things about The Nightingale. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheRiehlDeal I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!! 12mo
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EadieB
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. The tagged book was a great book club pick that I was part of last year.

2. I would choose any Kristin Hannah or Maeve Binchy book.

Can you play? @LitStephanie @magyklyXdelish @Twainy @MaleficentBookDragon @Bec_lectic @MartinaLove

TheSpineView I have got to the Great Alone yet. I own a copy. It is somewhere in my TBR piles. Thanks for playing! 😊📖📚 12mo
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peaches424
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A little too much detail for my taste, but a good family drama overall. I liked that the story was set in Alaska. That made it unique.

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AprilMae
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Working on some #litsylove writing tonight and starting my book for book club! How's your Sunday going?!?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸 13mo
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