The Great Alone [NOOK Book]

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"Sprawling epics are supposed to offer pageantry and exotic locales...Because Janet Dailey is a well-known romance writer, one might expect love and sex. THE GREAT ALONE comes through on all counts." -- The New York Times Book Review

Best-selling and beloved author Janet Dailey captures the heart of the last American frontier in this rousing, passionate tale of splendid adventures and unforgettable loves.

Through seven generations and ...
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The Great Alone

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Overview


"Sprawling epics are supposed to offer pageantry and exotic locales...Because Janet Dailey is a well-known romance writer, one might expect love and sex. THE GREAT ALONE comes through on all counts." -- The New York Times Book Review

Best-selling and beloved author Janet Dailey captures the heart of the last American frontier in this rousing, passionate tale of splendid adventures and unforgettable loves.

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.

"THE GREAT ALONE is moving, entertaining reading for lovers of romance and adventure." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Editorial Reviews

Carol Lynn Mithers
This is the kind of book often described as a ''sprawling epic''....Sprawling epics are supposed to offer pageantry and exotic locales, not literature.... ''The Great Alone'' comes through on all counts, providing historic detail, epic action (battles, sea voyages, earthquakes, tidal waves, land booms and the gold rush), generic romance characters (hard-eyed men and beautiful, creamy-skinned women, whose personalities and relationships owe more to genre conventions than to Alaskan history) and plenty of bad writing.... Given the existing number of romance-novel fans, and the author's impressive sales record, ''The Great Alone'' is probably all it needs to be. -- New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497615793
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 725
  • Sales rank: 867,641
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land development until they “retired” to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was “No Quarter Asked”. She has went on to write approximately 90 novels, 21 of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three-hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in 19 different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey visit janetdailey.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Held my interest through all, almost 2000, pages. Great read.

    I love novels that go through several generations and this one did not disappoint. I have always loved Janet Dailey's historical novels and I think this is one of the best.

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    Very long. Hard to keep all the characters straight. Very easy t

    Very long. Hard to keep all the characters straight. Very easy to lose interest.

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