The Great Alone, set in the years after the Vietnam War, is a coming-of-age story about a girl, Leni Allbright, who moves with her parents, Ernt and Cora, to a log cabin in the wilds of Alaska (really wild, as in no running water, deadly cold, lots of bears). It’s a quieter book, though it still offers a Kristin Hannah-style mix of tragedy and romance. …
It’s a lightweight book. Not literature. An easy read.
On the other hand, after initially considering giving up in the early going, for some reason I got hooked. Invested in what’s going to happen to the abusive PTSD broken father and his long-suffering family.
The young people in the story would be about the same age as me now.
Part of the attraction was reading about life in Alaska all those decades ago.