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The B&N Podcast

Mar 9, 2018

In Kristin Hannah's 2015  bestseller The Nightingale — set in WWII France — her narrator tells us "In love we find out who we want to be: in war we find out who we are."  With her latest novel The Great Alone, Hannah's characters come to a similar awareness — not via the crucible of combat, but the challenge of making a life "off the grid" in a homesteading community in the Alaskan wilderness.  In this episode of the podcast, the author talks about her long family connection to Alaska, and why its grandeur  made the right backdrop for a story about survival of perils close to home.