Nov 14 2019
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Great Alon...

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Great Alon...

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

“Hannah (The Nightingale, 2015) takes readers on a journey to Alaska in the 1970s with the Allbright family: damaged Vietnam vet Ernt; his devoted wife, Cora; and their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, the novel’s protagonist. Initially unhappy to leave her Seattle home, Leni soon falls in love with the wilds of remote Kaneq. Leni adjusts to the lack of electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing, but her father’s increasingly erratic and violent behavior is much harder to endure. Leni finds an escape in her books and her one-room school, where she meets Matthew, the only other kid her age in the area. Matthew becomes Leni’s best friend and eventually her first love. But Leni’s father’s irrational hatred of Matthew’s family threatens to keep them apart, and Leni fears her father’s uncontrollable rage could be the death of her and her fragile mother. Though smaller in scope than her previous blockbuster, in this tightly focused drama, Hannah vividly evokes the natural beauty and danger of Alaska and paints a compelling portrait of a family in crisis and a community on the brink of change.”

– From NovelList

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 205-444-7820

Dates & Times

2019/11/14 - 2019/11/14

Location Info

Hoover Public Library

200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216