The Great Alone

The Great Alone

Through seven generations and two-hundred years, the Tarakanov family will carve civilizations out of an untamed wilderness. In the 18th century, she is forced to choose between her beloved Cossack, Andrei, and the future of the Aleut tribe. Zachar, fated to love the gorgeous, dangerous Raven of the rival Tinglets, will betray his tribe's greatest secret. Marisha runs away with a handsome Klondike prospector, but finds her fortune as Glory St. Clair, Alaska's most beautiful and notorious madam. Wylie Cole is a man of courage and skill that harkens back to the fortitude of his Indian forebears, will play a vital role in the defense of his homeland during World War II--and the glories in the birth of the Alaskan state. These and other fascinating characters will play out a drama epic in scope, as captivating as Alaska itself. Glorious and grand, THE GREAT ALONE is an astounding achievement in storytelling.

Title:The Great Alone
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780671702793
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About Janet Dailey

Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.


    The Great Alone Reviews

  • Bea

    This is good if you're looking for a long story about generations of a family in Alaska, with lots of history thrown in. It goes clear back to when the Russians first started coming to the Aleutians f...

  • Dawn

    need more safety info...

  • Dee

    I read this book almost 20 years ago and still remember it well. The book covers several generations of women and their difficult lives in Alaska. One would think that a book that long would start to ...

  • Juli

    This book gives some good history of how Alaska was settled. I had no idea of Alaska's involvement in WWII. I read this when I was a young adult, not long after it came out. It was nice to read it aga...

  • Vivian Mills

    An excellent readThis is a story about Alaska and a family of nine generations. The author provided an accurate historical account of events leading up to Alaska's statehood. The events are captivatin...

  • Judy Higgins

    I didn't know how little I knew about Alaska until I read this book. Even though the scope is huge, I was glad to catch a glimpse of its history. ...

  • Holly

    2.5 stars...

  • Pat Gross

    3.5. There are times this very long book (741 pages) drags and is hard to keep on reading. The first half is almost a telling day by day, then you hit a spot where a child is born and on the next page...

  • Rob Brown

    Emotionally difficult at several points in the story. Human on human violence is inseperable from human history. I have a limit to how much I want to absorbe for entertainment. But the story was comp...

  • SallyJo

    The first 3/4 of this book was wonderful. I got a very clear picture of how Alaska developed and the people who lived and died there through many, many generations. The last 1/4, however, was really b...