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The Great Alone by Janet Dailey
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The Great Alone (original 1986; edition 1986)

by Janet Dailey (Author)

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Bestselling 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 eighteenth century, Tasha Tarakanov is forced to choose between her beloved Andrei, who is a Cossack, 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 harken back to the fortitude of his Indian forebears, and he will play a vital role in the defense of his homeland during World War II-and in the glories of the birth of the Alaskan state. These and other fascinating characters will play out a drama that is epic in scope, as captivating as Alaska itself. Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is an astounding achievement in storytelling.… (more)
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Info:Poseidon Pr (1986), Edition: BCE, 716 pages
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It wasn't the book for me, which isn't to say it wasn't good. For those who really get into the historical aspect of things, they'd really like it. For me, the parts that got really in depth in the history of Alaska read more like a text book than a story. The parts that were more about the characters were really good. ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 2016 |
A great book set in Alaska. I couldn't put this down and really enjoyed it. ( )
  mazda502001 | Nov 17, 2008 |
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Were you ever out in the Great Alone, when the moon was awful clear, And the icy mountains hemmed you in with a silence you 'most could hear; with only the howl of a timber wolf, and you camped there in the cold, a half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean made for the muck called gold--

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Bestselling 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 eighteenth century, Tasha Tarakanov is forced to choose between her beloved Andrei, who is a Cossack, 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 harken back to the fortitude of his Indian forebears, and he will play a vital role in the defense of his homeland during World War II-and in the glories of the birth of the Alaskan state. These and other fascinating characters will play out a drama that is epic in scope, as captivating as Alaska itself. Glorious and grand, The Great Alone is an astounding achievement in storytelling.

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