This was my February Once Upon a Book Club Book. I loved it!
It is set in Alaska in 1974 and moves forward to the 80's. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. His 13-year old daughter Leni and wife Cora must learn a whole new way of life, and learn how to truly become survivors.
It was beautifully written an a joy to read. I got really drawn into the story, and at times couldn't put it down. It was heartbreaking and beautiful. I admit, I cried the entire last 30 pages.