I picked up this book, Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, with slight trepidation. All of my bookclub friends said I have to read this one. Let me just say, I’m glad I succumbed to peer pressure. This sweeping novel about subsistence living in the Alaskan Wilderness sucked me in because I wanted to know what would become of the main character, Leni. Leni’s father, fresh from fighting the Vietnam war and suffering from PTSD, inherits land up near Homer, Alaska and decides to pack up the family and make a fresh start.