Ernt Allbright comes home from a war in Vietnam different from whom he was before and when he receives a letter from the father of his friend who died in the war and he brings his family up north—to Alaska, where they would live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Thirteen-year-old Leni Allbright is a girl growing up in a tumultuous time, caught in between her parents’ stormy relationship, who grows up hoping that moving to a new land will change their lives for the better—desperate to feel like she belongs somewhere. Her mother, Cora, would do anything to make the man she loves happy, even if it meant following him into the unknown.
In this story reflecting the human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah shares the resolute character of American pioneer and the spirit of vanishing Alaska—a wilderness full of beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring and touching tale about the fight for survival, love and loss, and the beauty of the great Alaskan wilderness.