Author Luncheon with Kristin Hannah for "The Great Alone"

Brentwood

Kristin Hannah at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood

Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series resumes in Santa Monica with New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah for her new novel, The Great Alone, on Friday, March 16th at 12:00 pm. 

The luncheon will be held at the wonderful Amici Brentwood, conveniently located a half a block from the bookstore at 2538 San Vicente Blvd. The cost for the luncheon with Kristin Hannah and a copy of the book is $75. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets. 

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 it 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 #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michelle MacLaren. Hannah is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Firefly Lane, Winter Garden, Night Road, Fly Away, and Home Front, which has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (producers of the Oscar-nominated film The Help) with Chris Columbus attached to write, produce, and direct. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Event date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Amici Brentwood
2538 San Vicente Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
The Great Alone Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780312577230
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2018