The Great Alone - Chapters 30-31 Summary & Analysis

Kristin Hannah
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Leni allows Curt to take her fingerprints and mug shot but insists MJ stay with her. He plays with the cell bars and comments on the “gross toilet” until Leni’s worry frightens him (409). He knows about Matthew and his injury, but Leni reveals his Alaskan grandfather and aunt. She and Cora romanticized Tom, but Leni only realizes how much she missed him when he strides in.

Leni rises to tell him about Cora’s death. They shared a painful silence until Leni turns and introduces MJ to his grandfather. MJ’s resemblance to Matthew strikes Tom. Leni expects Tom to be angry that she abandoned Matthew and withheld MJ, but he is kind, understanding how young she was to be protecting so many people. He tries to offer help, but she simply asks him to take MJ. Tom’s voice is unsteady...

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