If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, be a part of our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your Main Library. Meeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.
For February, the featured selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library, then attend the book club meeting on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00PM.
The Great Alone
Author: Kristin Hannah
Summary: 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. 13-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, but as winter approaches and darkness descends, 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 18 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.
Be sure to checkout this title from your Abilene Public Library and come out ready to discuss it with other avid readers in the community. Plus, visit the Book Clubs Page on our website for a listing of the upcoming book club selections to be on the lookout for.