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Jul 08, 2021Emmamae123 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyed reading this book.
Jun 26, 2021
June 26, 2021 One of my favorite books about the beauty of Alaska, the pain of adolescence, the dynamics of a damaged POW with an anger problem with the beauty of the wilderness and the thrust of a first love... I forgot who I was…
Jun 22, 2021ramsaye rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I didn't get very far with this book. It didn't ring true at all. Small things bugged me. Why would the family boil water from a supposedly pristine stream for drinking? Why would the previous owner have built a two-story shack? …
Jun 16, 2021
Dec/21 book club
Apr 28, 2021MoonBeamz11 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
How many people, in 2018, allowed a thin white woman to create a “magical negro”/ “mammy” trope character AND call her “LARGE MARGE”??!! I couldn’t pick my jaw up from the floor when she had the audacity to DESCRIBE HER HAIR at one point…
Apr 26, 2021ArapahoeJulia rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Wow. Just wow. This book was INTENSE and WILD and RIVETING. I highly recommend. There is immense pain, but also unbelievable strength and resilience. The reader experiences incredible love, heartbreaking loss, and the power that lies in…
Apr 16, 2021Casiepaws rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was, at best, a 3.5 star book. I was expecting big things after all the hype and this book just dragged. I think it suffered from previous-book-fame wherein the editors in charge of the next book overlook a myriad of issues because…
Mar 29, 2021JCLSteveC rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A well written adventure with intense situations.
Mar 08, 2021LCPL_Vivian rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a hard-hitting historical fiction that is set in Alaska. It's a survival story, but the characters are trying to endure more than just the weather. The father in the story has PTSD from the Vietnam war,…
Mar 07, 2021marybellinger rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved Kristin Hannah's Nightingale, and this one was equally as awesome. It had adventure, romance, strong women (and one weak link), and huge insight into life living in Alaska. One also got a inside look at domestic abuse. I love…
Feb 15, 2021Kidbean rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a very good life adventure story and although the abusive and social issues were near the forefront of the story, they did not overpower the whole. I appreciate that. Thanks for a good read.
Feb 09, 2021t_lynschm77 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book so much! I'm having a hard time deciding whether I liked this one or Hannah's other book, The Nightingale, more. It is that good! The story never lagged and there were times that I was anxious reading it because I knew…
Feb 03, 2021SCO3794 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a book that tells you about the place: Alaska, maybe this book is not for you. But if you want to read about a life journey of someone's, this is very interesting and a good story line.…
Jan 13, 2021peteyleoallie rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
If you would like to read about an alcoholic, abusive man, his co-dependent wife and the daughter that has to live with them then this is for you. It is not about Alaska. It is written in a mediocre style for a young adult. Very…
Jan 06, 2021K4Hiemstra rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book but there is some definitely dark content and there were times the scenes were a bit hard to read. Loved where it ended though.
Dec 28, 2020BUZZINGBEE rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Writes beautifully about Alaska. Its cold, desolation yet warm community, and how the people survive. The book however, was too predictable. For all the beauty in the book, the domestic violence was too dark a contrast. Did not enjoy…
Dec 11, 2020
recommended by kay
Dec 09, 2020shorty_rae1977 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend this book! The story is told from Leni's point of view and follows her journey with her parents to Alaska. Many difficult subjects are discussed: PTSD, domestic abuse, divorce, and the death of a parent. The characters…
Nov 20, 2020esrobbins rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A good read and quite a thick book so it lasts a long time. The description of Alaska is beautiful. I had a hard time with the last 200 pages. It felt like the main character kept having bad things happen just to keep the story going.…
Nov 19, 2020donnasomerville rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
An amazing story. At times difficult to read the traumatic situations, but overall an amazing read. The growth and development of the characters; their drive. The world of their lives, came alive in my mind. It truly took me away to the…
Nov 01, 2020MrsRedbeard rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Excellent book. Great writing, characters you feel, you have to read this book.
Oct 28, 2020LCPL_Krystyna rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This story stole my heart! It is beautifully written, with gorgeous descriptions of Alaska, and is wonderfully atmospheric. I didn't want to leave this story or these characters. I could write forever about this book, my thoughts, and love…
Oct 12, 2020laneway rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Being a visual person, this book was like watching a movie of Alaska and the family unprepared for homesteading in the 70's. Her description of the relationship between Cora and Ernt was from someone who obviously understands the abused…
Sep 21, 2020mmyjer20 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book was good but hard to read in a lot of ways. It is hard to read about abuse and domestic violence. There is a lot of education in the book about the Alaska of the 60's and 70's. The ending was a bit corny.
Sep 18, 2020HamerBr rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I have never read a book from this author, and I am looking forward to reading more from her. I love all things related to homesteading and the wilderness. This book was really well done, and I was in love with the first 1/3rd of it. In a…