We are up to book number 6 for the Virtual Book Club. If you’re just joining us, welcome. Feel free to read some of our past book club discussions. You can always join the conversation at any time.
Our newest selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The book is 448 pages.
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Why I Selected The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale is one of the best books I’ve read in the last decade. She develops such authentic characters that at the end of the book, it’s natural to feel a bit of a loss. I’ve heard that this book is even better!
Secondly, I’m still processing the book Educated, A Memoir. I had the opportunity to meet the author, Tara Westover, at a recent book signing event. Ever since I’ve completed the book, people have been telling me of the parallels between The Great Alone and Educated.
I also love comparing books to the film, although in my opinion, the book always comes out ahead. Some of our book picks are in the process of becoming a movie: Small Great Things and Little Fires Everywhere. Sony has purchased the right to this book, as well as The Nightingale.
What is The Great Alone About?
I don’t like to know much about a book (or movie) beforehand. You’ll notice my vagueness in other book club pick descriptions.
So, here’s the synopsis, straight from the author’s website: 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.
What else can I share? It’s the story of a Vietnam veteran, suffering from its aftermath and the resulting damage he inflicts on his family. The story takes place in the Alaskan wilderness in the 1970’s.
How to Participate in our Virtual Book Club Discussion of The Great Alone
1. Join our Facebook Group
2. RSVP to the Event
If you’re already a member of our group, you’ll automatically get invited to events.
It’s important to RSVP, even if you’re a maybe. You will get a reminder before the event. You can even add the Event to your calendar.
The discussion will take place inside the Event, within the discussion section.
3. What happens if I miss the Event?
The Event will have a start and stop time but you can still pop in at any time, even months later, to discuss.
To find out more about how our Virtual Book Club works, check out some of our past book club discussions.
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The Great Alone BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
If you couldn’t make it to the Virtual Book Club Discussion or are just finding this post now, I’ve provided a complete transcript below. Click on the blue Facebook icon in the corner to check out our discussion. Please add your own thoughts to keep the conversation going.