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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Snow Child

The Snow Child

How difficult to write a review for The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey not because I did not like it but because I did. I would hate to take away any of the movement and anticipation of this novel for anyone else. I cannot tell you how often I put this book in my shopping basket and took it back out debating if it would be for me. I finally did buy it when it went on sale and have loved reading it.

Jack and Mabel lost their son at birth. They move to Alaska to start a new life. One that they dream will be for them together working and living off the land. In winter, a little girl appears on their land. One that looks remarkably like the little snow girl that had built together the day before. Neighbor and friend Ester worries that Mabel is suffering from cabin fever which can be common in the long winter months. But why then does this little girl who says her name is Faina seem so real?

This is as much as I can reveal about this book without possibly ruining the effect for you. Do you think you are too old for fairy tales? This enchanting story might change your mind.....

Happy reading!
Heidi

3 comments:

Elizabethd said...

I read this last year, and found it very emotional, and so well written.

Julie said...

We have this at our group, no ones read it yet, perhaps I'll tell them all I've heard a good recommendation and someone will give it a go.

Lisa Ghenne said...

I just finished this book. I really loved it and the Alaskan setting was wonderful to read about.