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The Great Alone

By Kristin Hannah, A family drama and survival story set in Alaska

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a story set in the Alaskan wilderness. As referenced in the book, the title comes from a line from a poem by Robert Service (“The Shooting of Dan McGrew”) where he refers to the remote Alaskan lands as the “Great Alone”. I knew I’d read it sooner or …

                       

The Snow Child

By Eowyn Ivey, A charming fairytale about a girl made of snow

“Like many fairy tales, there are many different ways it is told, but it always begins the same. An old man and an old woman live happily in their small cottage in the forest, but for one sorrow: they have no children of their own. One winter’s day, they build a girl of snow.” The …