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Sunday NovelTea : The Great Alone

2021-05-02 15:00:00 2021-05-02 16:00:00 America/Chicago Sunday NovelTea : The Great Alone Sunday afternoon book group for adults. Join us as we discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Grab your favorite cup of tea and join us on Zoom. Hoover Public Library

Sunday, May 02
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-02 15:00:00 2021-05-02 16:00:00 America/Chicago Sunday NovelTea : The Great Alone Sunday afternoon book group for adults. Join us as we discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Grab your favorite cup of tea and join us on Zoom. Hoover Public Library

Sunday afternoon book group for adults. Join us as we discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Grab your favorite cup of tea and join us on Zoom.

Join the discussion here.

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.

-From Goodreads

Hoover Public Library

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Phone: 205-444-7800
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Hoover Public Library

We're closed Monday January 18
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Hoover, AL 35216
Tel: 205-444-7800

About the branch

Located in Hoover, Alabama, at 200 Municipal Drive, the Hoover Public Library has been operating since 1983. The Hoover Public Library seeks to reinvent the way communities view libraries. As the heart and soul of the Hoover community, we are more than just a library. We’re the place you come to meet your friends, experience live theater, peruse art, listen to music, entertain your children, learn about new technology, seek job searching assistance, explore your interests, find good book recommendations and much, much more. We seek to grow our patronage by offering an unparalleled customer experience.

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