The Great Alone: Spotlight + Giveaway

Today we’ve teamed up with St. Martin’s Press to celebrate one of this year’s biggest hits, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Described as the perfect pick for book clubs (complete with discussion questions on Kristin Hannah’s website), we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of the book today!

Readers never go to bed alone!

Thanks to our friends at St. Martin’s Press, we’re giving away a copy 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. Contest ends at midnight (PT) on Wednesday, July 4th.

So now then … here’s how to enter:

Are you in a book club?

My friends & I (usually) meet once a month at a local indie bookstore for our book club. We call it the “Young at Heart Book Club,” because we only choose YA books — but we’re all adults (though the club is open for anyone to attend, including teens … I think we just scare them all off? LOL!)

What about you? Tell us about YOUR book club in the comments below — or if you’re not in a book club, describe the perfect book club for you!

Then fill out the Rafflecopter form here to complete your entry & earn more chances to win!

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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.

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.

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  1. The perfect book club for me would be other adults who love to read middle grade, YA, and picture books. I love talking about what I liked or didn’t like and getting others thoughts too so I can see the books from another POV.

  2. I think I’d need a book club of just one person. Hey, wait, I’ve got that already! It’s the best.

  3. I think a perfect book club would have witty members reading witty books surrounded by exquisite pastries and coffees.

  4. I had an amazing book club years ago, with women of all ages and backgrounds, enough wine to go around, and equal amounts of food, laughter, and book discussion. I’d love to find that again.

  5. I wish I could be in a book club. I think it shouldn’t be too big otherwise I can see conversations dragging on and on. And have people willing to read most anything. I like to mix up the genres I read and would like to be a part of a group that does too.
    Plus I want it to be fun. 🙂

  6. I belong to 2 book clubs and attend if I’m not busy working or like the books. One meets at a restaurant nearby and the librarian leading the discussion carries the books for the next month in a bag and signs them out there. The other meets at the library and when it’s not science fiction, I like it better. This one usually has 2 librarians who give an in-depth synopsis of the author with author interviews on the internet, historical happenings in the times of the stories and colored handouts of more aspects about the book or setting. Occasionally, the Cleveland Playhouse gives out the scripts for current season’s shows and we get to read and discuss them like Agatha Christy’s And Then There Were None. My perfect bookclub invites discussion from a broad range of people. One of our liveliest discussions was Cheryl Strayad’s Wild until the band at the Bottlehouse drowned us out.

  7. I am not in a book club but I would love to be in one so that I expose myself to different genre of books because I seem to stick with the same authors.

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