Friday, June 29, 2018

The Great Alone (Giveaway)

Kristin Hannah is an author I'm very interested in, especially after hearing such incredible things about The Nightingale. (My sister actually just read it recently and really liked it, as much as you can like something that is set in such a difficult, heartbreaking era.) I'm really excited to be able to offer up a giveaway for her latest release The Great Alone on the blog today, thanks to the lovely folks over at St. Martin's Press. I haven't read it yet, but I'm very intrigued by the Alaskan setting and I'm really anticipating discussing it with my friend Hannah when I get around to reading it. Check out this post for more info about the book, the author and some other fun things, as well as the giveaway!


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
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An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)!
"A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review)

Alaska, 1974.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.


Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. 

Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. 

At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they 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 Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. 

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. 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. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. 

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.


As mentioned, I'm partnering with St. Martin's Press to bring you all a pretty great giveaway! One lucky winner is going to get the prize pack below (which is pretty darn perfect for any reader).

Readers never go to bed alone! 
Cuddle in with the characters of The Great Alone, cozy socks, and a Tea Forte tea collection.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by St. Martin’s Press.



7 comments

  1. My ideal cozy reading day is a rainy, warm day in which I can have the windows open and listen to the rain as I read.

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  2. A nice rainy day sitting by the window.

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  3. Beening in pjs and with a great book!
    Samantha D

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  4. My ideal cozy reading day is for no one except for me to be at home. I can relax outside with the sun shining on me and I can read without any interruptions.

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  5. When it's raining and cold outside I love to lay on my bed or the sofa and read. A lot of times I will read the book in one sitting if time permits though it doesn't most the time. But any time is a good time to read for me.

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  6. A warm, sunny day anywhere near the ocean is the perfect cozy reading day!

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  7. A rainy day with a stack of good books

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