Hi.

Welcome to Hasty Book List, where I document and review the books I read. Hope you have a nice stay!

Book Club Kit Giveaway!

Book Club Kit Giveaway!

Giveaway - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

In collaboration with St. Martin's Press, I'm offering one lucky winner (US only) a book club kit for The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah including: 5 copies of the book + 5 matching lapel buttons + a $50 gift card to Wine.com! I just moved to St. Louis in January and I attended my first book club yesterday! There is something about being invited to join a book club that instantly makes a new city start feeling like home.

TheGreatAlone_BookClub.jpg

*Winner will be announced on Friday, June 29 at 7am in my monthly newsletter. Not subscribed? Sign up below to enter!*

St. Martins is providing everything you need for a fun book club, including:

  • 5 copies of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • 5 lapel pins by IceyDesigns
  • $50 gift card to wine.com - is it really a book club if there isn't wine?
  • Discussion questions - I don't know about you, but my friends and I often get off track and talk about other things when we get together for book club. A list of discussion questions is a good way to make sure you have a quality discussion about the book before moving on to other topics!
  • An except from the book - want to start right away? Start reading the first chapter now!
  • A video of Kristin Hannah discussing The Great Alone:

About the book:

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.

About the Author

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author more than twenty novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using this link. Thank you for supporting this blog and the books I recommend! I may have received a book for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

5 Books to Read for Pride Month

5 Books to Read for Pride Month