Book: The Great Alone
Author: Kristin Hannah
Recommended by: Wanda Clark, Okotoks Public Library adult fiction co-ordinator
Description: When her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season.
“Don’t start this book before bed, or you’ll be up all night finishing it, like I did. Kristin Hannah writes characters and prose that just rip the heart out of your chest and places it back again. It's the first time I've read a book that made me feel like the location of the book, Alaska, became a character in the book. It had its own heartbeat and it took on a life of its own. As soon as I finished, I just wanted to read it again. This book will stay with you for a long, long time.” ~ Wanda Clark