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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 River

By Peter Heller, A grounded, intimate story about survival in the wilderness

The River, by Peter Heller, caught my eye pretty much as soon as it came out. I read Heller’s debut novel, The Dog Stars, many years back, and it’s one that I remember fondly. (I’m also rather proud of my instagram photo of it.) It was an unassuming, thoughtful and interesting little novel. Plus, the …

                 

The Dog Stars

By Peter Heller, A Poetic and Introspective Vision of a Post-Apocalyptic Future

The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller, is set in a post-apocalyptic near future where a virulent and aggressive strain of the flu has taken the lives of most of the population of the world, leaving the rest in fear of one another and desperate for survival. The survivors are few and usually those with some …