The Great Alone

51eH5ngcYiLI was wary to start The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah because I loved The Nightingale so much and I couldn’t believe she could do that again. And, while The Great Alone was not quite as good as The Nightingale (reviewed here), I did really love it. Leni has a broken family. Her father, returned POW from Vietnam is abusive to her mother and generally angry and unable to hold a job. They head up to Alaska to escape their lives, only to discover how impossible life is in the wilderness. One might argue that this story is somewhat predictable, but it really held my interest and kept the pages turning all weekend. It gets a thumbs up from me.
four-and-a-half-stars

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