Adult Afternoon Book Club

November 28 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Join us for a discussion of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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 plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.

 
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

All are welcome and registration is not required. Copies of the next book are available at each meeting. 

  • Where: The Joyce's Sun Room
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