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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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BookishEscapade
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With the bushfires in NSW, Australia causing most of Sydney to be smothered in smoke the washing needs to be drying inside and all windows/doors need to be closed to prevent our home from being Smokey.

Days like this, weekends like this, are filled with reading in awkward positions that are weirdly comfortable 💁🏻‍♀️

I‘m not planning on moving until my NBA game starts in 15 minutes. I‘ve already been here 4 hours 🤷🏻‍♀️💕

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BookishEscapade
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Unfortunately my girlie doesn‘t understand my love of books and is currently looking over my shoulder waiting for me to finish reading so she can be fed 😂 can you sense the frustration?

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Bookwormjillk
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Mehso-so

This was a very well written book, but a very stressful reading experience.

#WinterGames TBR #elfies

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BookishEscapade
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What else would you want to do when your entire suburb and area is covered in smoke? 🔥

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BookishEscapade
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So excited to read this! ❤️

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CarolineLovesToRead
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Thanks so much @StayCurious for this awesome package. I love Kristin Hannah and can't wait to read this one. Love love love the tote bag. I had almost bought it for myself but actually controlled myself. 😂 and love mackintosh candies. ❤ #winterswap

StayCurious Glad you liked it! Did you find the little ornament as well? 2w
CarolineLovesToRead Yes. Thanks so much. It's so cute that I stuck it in my purse to hang in my cubicle at work 2w
kspenmoll Love the tote! (edited) 2w
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RvnclawWhovian
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It‘s not like I don‘t have a huge stack of TBR‘s at home. But when one is passing time during a layover, sometimes things happen 🙃

mom2bugnbee I loved this one. But then, Hannah has never missed for me. 3w
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shellleigh33
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Kindle daily deal today. Great book for a great deal by a fantastic author!! If you haven‘t read this, I highly recommend it. #kindledailydeal

Crazeedi Have you sent LMPBC yet? I will get mine out Monday 3w
shellleigh33 I have not yet @Crazeedi. I have been so busy packing for a cruise that I am leaving out on today. I still like just a little bit left to read before I finish it so was taking it with me and going to send it as soon as I get back (Dec 1). I will mail it out that Monday. Sorry for the delay 😢 is that okay?? (edited) 3w
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KristenDuck
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Not going to be a popular opinion but I didn‘t love this one.

Maybe it was because I could not personally connect with any characters.

Maybe it was (at times extremely) slow pace, though the ending picked up.

Maybe it was because I literally found myself rolling my eyes and saying “seriously?” more than once.

Or maybe because I can‘t see myself in Alaska!

I appreciate the detail of life in Alaska and character development. Just not the best.

Maude I think I had the same issues, the pacing was off and I liked the secondary characters much more than the main ones. 1mo
KristenDuck @Maude completely agree. And I just couldn‘t really bring myself to really care for Leni or her mother very much! Which hindered my reading pace. 1mo
SamAnne @Maude you are not alone. I haven‘t read this one because I disliked the Nightingale. Couldn‘t believe in the characters or the story. (edited) 1mo
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CafeMom You are not alone, I didn't like this one either. 4w
janeycanuck I‘m with everyone else. I hated this with a fiery passion. 3w
KristenDuck @SamAnne I actually liked nightingale! 3w
KristenDuck @CafeMom and @janeycanuck so glad I‘m not alone here! 3w
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Eggs Great choices ☺️👏🏻❣️ 1mo
TheSpineView @Eggs Thanks!😊 1mo
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PickingBooks
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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. Full review and discussion questions: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/the-great-alone-review

Andrew65 Loved this. 1mo
Buechersuechtling This was my first Kristin Hannah and I liked it very much. But I early bailed on “The Nightingale”, the second book by her I could get hold of, because I‘m absolutely not into “that kind” of Word-War-stories. 1mo
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PickingBooks @Buechersuechtling I liked The Nightingale, but I‘ll read any WWII book. What WWII books do you like? I could use some recommendations! 😁 1mo
PickingBooks @Andrew65 me too! 😁 1mo
Buechersuechtling @PickingBooks and @Andrew65 Guys, you‘re so great. 😂 I‘m right on the hop and additionally need some time to think and browse my inner library to afterwards compare it to my physical one. But I‘ll get back to you. Promise‼️ 1mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pick - glad I read it, and it kept my interest throughout

Pros: good pacing, interesting setting (1970s Alaskan wilderness), lots of cool survival info
Cons: a little repetitive and the ending stretched belief, but it‘s doable

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Hestapleton
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It‘s a #deweysreadathon miracle. My cats are still very suspicious of each other so any time I get both of them near me makes me want to weep with joy.

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Nessavamusic
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First book done for #24B4Monday! I loved this so much I stayed up to finish listening to it. A beautiful, sad and inspiring tale of one damaged family‘s life in Alaska in the late 70‘s. Great read! I have no idea the points for #TeamStoker here for #Scarathlon. Though not horror it definitely has thrilling moments. Let me know @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 I loved this book too. A great time. 😊 2mo
jb72 Great job! 2mo
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KristenDuck
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“He taught her something new about friendship: it picked right back up where you‘d left off, as if you hadn‘t been apart at all.”

Love this quote so much. How true.

Just because you have time or space apart, true friendships live on.

Lucy_Anywhere I loved The Nightingale - I need to read more of her books! 2mo
Jensol77 This book is the 💣. It touched on so many issues and the character development was amazing. 2mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow! Im reading this right now and loving it! 2mo
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rather_be_reading
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So who wants a Kristin Hannah bookmark?!?! Leave me yout favorite Kristin Hannah book in a comment and I will enter you in the raffle. I have 4 bookmarks to give away!!

ShelleyBooksie I loved the great alone - the setting was so vivid and the characters were so real! It felt like reading a memoir 2mo
rather_be_reading @ShelleyBooksie i def agree w you!! send me an email to danielletorkelsen@yahoo.com so i can get your address 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! Thank you so much, I am excited for the bookmark:) 2mo
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rather_be_reading
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Look at this gorgeous package I got from St. Martins! It's a book club package that has recipes, music lists, discussion guide, bookmarks and postcards! The Great Alone is one of my favorite books and Kristin Hannah is my favorite author so I was insanely excited about this!

Lynnsoprano Wow! 2mo
sharread Are you going to do a bookclub read on it? I'm in if you do. 2mo
ShelleyBooksie That is so cool! 2mo
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rather_be_reading @sharread i was thinking about it. I definitely wouldnt mind reading it again! 2mo
sharread I received the same packet and reading it again with the group. 2mo
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KristenDuck
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... no one to hear you scream.

Nope. No thanks!

I need a neighbor that I can literally wave or yell to for help if I needed to!! I could never make it in Alaska or anywhere that remote!

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Mrsgarrisonreads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this is my favorite book of 2019. Something amazing is gonna have to top this one. I knew very little about this book going in. The way Kristin writes is so atmospheric and beautiful. You genuinely feel trapped alongside Cora and Leni in Alaska. This book honestly blew me away and legitimately made me cry towards the end. I‘m still putting my heart and soul together after I finished reading it. #botm #bookreview #historicalfiction

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Blueberry
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Deciding if I should go. It's a 45-60 drive. I wish @NataliePatalie were still here to go with me.

NataliePatalie You can do it! 2mo
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KathyWheeler
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I spent some time on the beach reading today and got over 100 pages read. So far, I‘m really liking it.

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imabusybee
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Currently reading and loving it.

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SimplyShelia
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Triggers;:Violence, domestic abuse
Beautiful, wild and dangerous, Alaska can be your heaven and your hell. It is also most about battling your own demons and your family's. But, having had several losses of my own lately, the losses moved me.

Idk what the point was in a few decisions but overall, I recommend it. I care about the characters, their lives and will think about several of them for awhile as they seem to have settled into my head.

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ElectricKatyLand
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I told my husband that this book was “teenage true love + doomsday prepping + Goodbye Earl in Alaska in the 70s“ and I stand by that text message summary.

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erinjohns
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This book left me absolutely breathless. I spent 3 years enjoying this wild landscape myself so this was all the more real to me.

"this first kiss changed her, opened her up to a world she'd never imagined, a big, bright, shining universe full of unexpected possibilities."

This quote pretty much embodies Alaska and what it will do to you. I am undone by it's telling...

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AC4ever17
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#fallisbooked day 2- orange cover.

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BarkingMadRun
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Back from Berlin and switching back to a library book thatsbdue next week!

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Booklover2
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Unputdownable!!!
PTSD, dysfunctional, young love, homesteading

What a fantastic read!

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Sresendez12
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I met Kristin Hannah tonight! She is so awesome. Her answers to questions felt honest and genuine. She took time to sign each book, take pictures and talk to each person. It was a great night!

Reecaspieces Jealous! 3mo
Princess-Kingofkings Cool 😎 3mo
candyturbo I loved this book and I love Kristun Hannah. 3mo
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kristankremer
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A bunch of library holds came in so I'm gonna shelve Call Your Daughter Home for a while to get started on some titles I've been waiting to read for a while!

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Gina
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"Alaska can be sleeping beauty on minute and a b*ch with a sawed off shot gun the next"

I am really digging this book!

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Valink
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Vacation reading. We flew out to Seattle on Friday & today we board a cruise ship bound for Alaska. This has been my dream trip for 17 years- we waited until we were empty nesters to take it. I‘m super excited to read about Alaska with a backdrop of Alaskan mountains and glaciers!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!! Have fun!!! ❤️❤️ 3mo
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HrJust
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Mehso-so

A lot of people seemed to love this so I wish I liked it more! I think it was a good book but toward the end it felt like Lenny hadn‘t learned a thing! I wanted her to have her moment where she stands up does what‘s right for her! Maybe that moment was when she told her father she was pregnant. Somehow it didn‘t feel like it? I might be missing the point about how toxic love can be. But I left this one frustrated! I really loved the setting though

ebube_od Parents have a way of affecting their children. I didn't like what she did in the ending, reporting herself to the police but i think she needed to be that way for the story to stick in. I'm definitely rereading it. 3mo
HrJust Good point!! I should maybe give it another chance in the future!! 3mo
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Mtroiano
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This made me giggle 😆

heidisreads Me too! 😂 3mo
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HrJust
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Almost done with this one...no good character can catch a break in this one!!

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sprainedbrain
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After seeing mixed reviews of this one around here, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. Once I got started, I could not stop. I had moments when I wanted to pitch it across the room, but I refrained because I‘m trying to be a better friend to books. 😂

Full review: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2019/08/29/i-finally-read-the-great-alone-by-kristin-h...

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Prairiegirl_reading Have you read any other Kristin Hannah? I haven‘t read this one yet but I had similar feelings about firefly lane which I only finished because I was trying to be better about finishing instead of bailing on everything I didn‘t like. (Btw it‘s one of my most hated books of all time) 3mo
Bklover Enjoyed reading your blog. You might enjoy Winter Garden! 3mo
The_Real_Nani I was really into the first half of the book, then was disappointed by the second half! 3mo
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TorieStorieS I literally just bought this one- so happy to see you loved it!! 3mo
sprainedbrain @Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve only read The Nightingale and Night Road. I liked them both, but they also had some elements that made them seem unrealistic to me. What did you hate about Firefly Lane? Sounds like I need to avoid that one. 😂 3mo
sprainedbrain @Bklover another friend recommended that one to me! I have it on my tbr. Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I‘m still new at it. 😃 3mo
sprainedbrain @The_Real_Nani It got sort of Hallmark movie-esque in parts, which was my only issue with the book. 3mo
sprainedbrain @TorieStorieS I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
Crazeedi Following your blog! And good book! 3mo
TorieStorieS Thanks- me too!! 🤣 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading @sprainedbrain I couldn‘t stand the stereotypes! It‘s about two lifelong friends, one gets married and has kids the other becomes a newscaster. One is miserable and the other is lonely. This gets repeated over and over. I rolled my eyes so hard and so often!! 3mo
sprainedbrain @Prairiegirl_reading oh that doesn‘t sound appealing at all. Thanks for the tip! 3mo
sprainedbrain @Crazeedi thank you! 😊 3mo
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edennugget
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Fangirling so hard at this reference! Only one of my favourite Shakespeare plays!! 💕

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HrJust
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Started listening to this audiobook at work! Enjoying it so far!

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rather_be_reading
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Kristin Hannah book update!! Cant wait!!

ebube_od I received this mail too. Can't wait!!!! 3mo
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edennugget
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‘A thing can be true and not the truth.‘

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edennugget
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‘His smile reawakened her in a way, reminded her that there was more to life than work. He taught her something new about friendship: it picked right back up where you‘d left off, as if you hadn‘t been apart at all.‘

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heidisreads
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Wow! What a powerfully emotional story! I loved the setting of remote Alaska - the way it was written made it a fascinating character of its own. I‘d absolutely hand this to someone who read Where the Crawdads Sing.

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edennugget
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“What‘s your story, missy?”

“I don‘t have a story.”

“Everyone has a story. Maybe yours just starts up here.”

“Maybe.”

The_Real_Nani This book starts out so well. 4mo
edennugget @The_Real_Nani Absolutely! The ending broke me... 3mo
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MsAshley
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STARTED A FEW DAYS AGO...

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heidisreads
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My current #audiobook is also the first Kristin Hannah I‘ve read. I‘m wondering why I waited so long to pick her up because I‘m loving it.

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ImperfectCJ
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Leni's restless father takes her and her mom to homestead in Alaska, where the darkness inside her father builds as the days grow shorter.

I finished this novel wanting to spend a year in Alaska. I loved the descriptions of the challenges of homesteading and the beauty and danger of Alaska. The plot, however, was predictable and the ending unlikely.

Megabooks Agree. 4mo
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