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This Kristin Hannah book is intense and enjoyable

A Review by Stacy Roy

This is my first Kristin Hannah book and I must say I really enjoyed it, always wanting to know what was going to happen next. The entire book is intense. The plot was sad, happy and horrifying.

The story takes place in the Alaskan wilderness during the 1970s. Leni Allbrights troubled family are uprooted to Alaska to begin a new life off the grid. Her father suffers from alcoholism and PTSD. Her mother suffers from the physical and mental abuse inflicted by her husband, but yet she continues to love him. All the while Leni somehow manages to find a love of her own. Throughout the story there are a series of tragedies that test both their strength and love.

The book was well written from start to finish and I highly recommend it! You can find The Great Alone in e-book form on Overdrive. If you prefer to listen to the audio book, you can find it on both Hoopla and RB Digital. The audio book is just a tiny bit over 15 hours and read by Julia Whelan.

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