The Great Alone
By Janet Dailey
- Release Date: 2014-04-01
- Genre: Western
The Great Alone Janet Dailey Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
A sweeping multigenerational saga of the founding of the state of Alaska by an iconic author with more than three hundred million copies of her books in print.
Spanning two hundred years, this saga of romance and adventure in the untamed Alaska wilderness begins with Tasha Tarakanov, a beautiful Aleut woman, and her beloved Andrei, a noble and ambitious Cossack hunter. From their union come seven generations of proud Alaskans, including the beautiful Marisha, who finds her fortune as a legendary madam, and Wylie Cole, who bravely defends his homeland during World War II.
Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is a story of brave young men and women, whose dreams, heritage, betrayals, loves, and fortitude are as vast and wild as the land from which they sprang.
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The Great Alone
A wonderful book, every page held my interest. The story is so full of Alaska's history, progress and people. Fictional yes, but well researched and written. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
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Dailey writes in the same style James A. Michener did when he wrote Hawaii. She starts with a small island and a person and then follows that person's lineage up through 1958, when Alaska became a state.
Very interesting to read!
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