I finished my reading of "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah, the winner of Goodreader 2018 Choice Awards for Best Historical Fiction.
A teenage girl was brought to the brutal Alaska by her sick parents in 70s.
Her father, a handsome red-neck, had seduced and impregnated her mother when she was 16.
They had a good time until her father was enlisted in the Vietnam War.
The man was broken by the war.
After came back, he didn't work, instead drunk and abused his wife.
But the girl's mother couldn't leave her husband.
Finally he decided to bring his family to Alaska.
The spetacular scene seemed to sooth his mood, and the local people gave them selfless help and support.
But when the long winter came, the darkness and cruel nature revealed this man's darkside.
When the father began to beat the daughter for her love to the rival family's son, the mother had no choice but shot and killed him.
The mother and the daughter fled away.
Eight years later, after the mother has died of cancer, the girl brought her son back, reunited with her son's father, made a happy life.
This book depicted Alaska's beauty and brutality, the residents' love to their family and neighbors.