“The Great Alone” By Kristin Hannah. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2018. $28.99. 440 pages.No one really knows how they’ll perform until they’re tested. You can load up the backpack, for example, you can buy a good pair of boots and you can hike into the wilderness, but until you’ve left the roads and malls and Wi-Fi behind, you won’t understand isolation. And you won’t know what isolation can do to you.Kristin Hannah’s new novel, “The Great Alone,” lays out life in Alaska in 1974, […]

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