The Great Alone

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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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Praise for Janet Dailey and her bestselling novels
      
“Fans of Dailey’s sweet, small-town romances are sure to delight in this story of second chances and new beginnings.” —RT Book Reviews on Just a Little Christmas

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“Dailey confirms her place as a top megaseller.”
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Apr 1, 2014
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Pages
725
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ISBN
9781497615793
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal
Fiction / Romance / Western
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This content is DRM protected.
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