Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that ...
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Pan Books
From the bestselling author of The NightingaleAlaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen year old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah's ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.
by Kristin Hannah - A Comprehensive Summary SUMMARY of The Great Alone The novel is Leni's hero-journey as well as a coming-of- age tale. The story is told from her point of view. It is her mind the reader inhabits; it is through her ...
Author: Alexander Cooper
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Summary of The Great Alone The novel is Leni’s hero-journey as well as a coming-of-age tale. The story is told from her point of view. It is her mind the reader inhabits; it is through her eyes that the reader experiences the narrative. The beauty and danger of the wilderness we experience through her. The Hero’s Journey. Leni travels from Seattle, Washington to Kaneq, Alaska on a beat-up Volkswagen bus. She escapes from Kaneq on a ferry, escapes from Homer on a small airplane and comes back to Kaneq. All these physical journeys mirror her emotional journey. When the novel begins, she leaves her home to go to school. School is her escape from her parents’ emotional upheavals. She escapes the bleakness of her home and poverty by reading books. Her body is present with her parents, but her mind is in the warren of Watership Down or the Shire of the Lord of Rings. She devoured books for entertainment to escape. Her journey was a study in contrasts. In Alaska, she feels both confined and free. Although the expanse of the Alaskan wilderness was hers to explore, the dangers posed by the climate and the wild animals keep her close to home. At home, where she is supposed to be safe, she feels caged with her father who becomes increasingly rabid. Leni journeys from brokenness to wholeness. She learns to accept that her father is an abusive drunk. She learns to forgive him and accept that his abuse stems from his post-traumatic stress disorder. She re-establishes a relationship with her grandparents from whom she is estranged. She journeys from the world of her “self” where she feels safe, but also lonesome, to a world of family. She begins to learn how to build relationships the way she learns how to build fire from flint and how to tend to the fire to keep it from burning out. She finds Matthew and re-kindles her relationship with him. Her journeys scars her, but she emerges strong and mature. From being emotionally isolated, she journeys into community life in Kaneq. She journeys from being alone to being part of a group. At first, she is wary of the community, but gradually, the community draws her in and she becomes an Alaskan. She befriends Marge and Matthew. Leni journeys from being alone to being part of the Kaneq community. Matthew is Leni’s best friend in school. They had read the same books. They both had irregular domestic lives. Matthew’s parents are divorced but his mother still lives with her new partner on their homestead. Matthew’s mother dies subsequent to falling into the river after the ice cracked. Matthew went on a journey, himself: he left Kaneq after his mother’s death and his depression, to live with his sister and aunt and uncle in Fairbanks. He returns to Kaneq as he journeys from disability to recovery. Matthew’s physical and emotional journeys mirror and reinforces Leni’s journey. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.
Set against the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, from the bestselling author of The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah.
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
From the worldwide number one bestselling author of The Nightingale comes Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss. The New York Times number one bestseller. A woman has to be tough as steel up here. You can’t count on anyone to save you and your children. You have to be willing to save yourselves. Thirteen-year-old Leni is coming of age in a tumultuous time. Caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, she dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family, and a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown. As Leni grows up in the shadow of her parents’ increasingly volatile marriage, she meets Matthew. And Matthew – thoughtful, kind, brave – makes her believe in the possibility of a better life . . . With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah celebrates the remarkable and enduring strength of women. 'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes' - Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton ‘A masterclass’ - Karen Swan, author of The Spanish Promise.
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It helped, those few words, reminded Leni that in the vast landscape of Alaska, this cabin was a world of its own. And her mama understood. “It's dangerous, though. You see that, right?” “Yeah,” Leni said. THE GREAT ALONE ...
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature. #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018) A People “Book of the Week” Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018” Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018” Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.
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Author: Janet Dailey
Publisher: Open Road Media
A sweeping multigenerational saga of the founding of the state of Alaska by an iconic author with more than three hundred million copies of her books in print. Spanning two hundred years, this saga of romance and adventure in the untamed Alaska wilderness begins with Tasha Tarakanov, a beautiful Aleut woman, and her beloved Andrei, a noble and ambitious Cossack hunter. From their union come seven generations of proud Alaskans, including the beautiful Marisha, who finds her fortune as a legendary madam, and Wylie Cole, who bravely defends his homeland during World War II. Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is a story of brave young men and women, whose dreams, heritage, betrayals, loves, and fortitude are as vast and wild as the land from which they sprang.
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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. 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. There had been lots of hope for the family moving to Alaska; being in the wilder and more isolated part of the state, they meet a fierce and independent community of strong individuals. And the summer days allowed for the family to prepare for the winter and as it approached and darkness began to descent on Alaska, Ernt’s mental state dwindled along with the night and the family began to fracture. Soon, the dangers of the Alaskan wilderness were nothing compared to the danger impending within the walls of their own home. With only six to eight hours of daylight, Leni and her mother realize that they are on their own. There was no one to save them but themselves. 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. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
A Complete Summary of The Great Alone The novel is Leni's hero-journey as well as a coming-of-age tale. The story is told from her point of view. It is her mind the reader inhabits; it is through her eyes that the reader experiences the narrative. The beauty and danger of the wilderness we experience through her. The Hero's Journey. Leni travels from Seattle, Washington to Kaneq, Alaska on a beat-up Volkswagen bus. She escapes from Kaneq on a ferry, escapes from Homer on a small airplane and comes back to Kaneq. All these physical journeys mirror her emotional journey. When the novel begins, she leaves her home to go to school. School is her escape from her parents' emotional upheavals. She escapes the bleakness of her home and poverty by reading books. Her body is present with her parents, but her mind is in the warren of Watership Down or the Shire of the Lord of Rings. She devoured books for entertainment to escape. Her journey was a study in contrasts. In Alaska, she feels both confined and free. Although the expanse of the Alaskan wilderness was hers to explore, the dangers posed by the climate and the wild animals keep her close to home. At home, where she is supposed to be safe, she feels caged with her father who becomes increasingly rabid. To be continued... Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - In The Great Alone, you will get a quick understanding of the book. - In The Great Alone, you will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - In The Great Alone, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Great Alone .
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Author: Mary Summer Rain
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Literary Criticism
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