Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club

The Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club's next meeting:

Monday, October 28th - 6:30pm

We will be discussing

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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STAFF PICK -- "Grab this book if you want to read a story you cannot put down and do not want to end. I was transported in time and place, met a family in crisis, a community on the cusp of change, characters I wanted as friends because of their unwavering support and a landscape both beautiful and cruel. This is a story of a strong young woman." -Pat

 

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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Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion!

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062405999
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - April 16th, 2019