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The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child
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Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they... show more
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316175678 (0316175676)
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0
I love fairy tales, and this one is no exception. I also appreciate that the wild, snowy Alaskan landscape is as much a character as the 50-year-old husband and wife who are the protagonists. Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, Ivey has done a lovely job of balancing the magical world with the very re...
NiWa
NiWa rated it
4.0 Schneegezauber
Alaska in den 20er-Jahren. Das alternde Ehepaar Mabel und Jack hat alles hinter sich gelassen, um sich in der Idylle Alaskas ein neues Leben als Farmer aufzubauen. Sie wollten weg, weg von der Zivilisation, weg von der Familie, weg von den anderen Paaren, denen nicht nur Kinder, sondern sogar schon ...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 33/100: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
This book was not what I expected it to be. It was lighter on magic, heavier on Alaskan frontier hardship, but once I adjusted my expectations, I ended up enjoying the book a lot.It is one of those stories that you need to let yourself really sink into slowly. The hardship and isolation of settling ...
Brenna M's Book Blog
Brenna M's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Snow Child by Eowen Ivey
The Snow Child Eowen Ivey Paperback, 390 pages Published November 6th 2012 by Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books (first published January 1st 2011) ISBN 0316175668 (ISBN13: 9780316175661) The Snow Child is definitely novel I would recommend. Eowyne Ivey's novel length take on t...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Is she magical or is she real? It was this uncertainty that created a yearning, the hunger to drive deeper into the story of Mabel and Jack as they create a life out on the barren landscape of the Alaskan wilderness. After creating a snow child one evening out of the new fallen snow, the next mornin...
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