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by Eowyn Ivey
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 years ago
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...
Hadeer's Ranting
Hadeer's Ranting rated it 4 years ago
I feel like i was in a marathon, i experience a range of emotions throughout the book,Though the primary one was sadness even in joyful moments, it lingers in the background. Jack and Mabel an old childless couple move to Alaska in the hope of running from their grief and new starts. Their story is ...
Kimber Frantz
Kimber Frantz rated it 4 years ago
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey416 Pages (trade paperback)5 stars The Snow Child is a beautifully written story inspired by a Russian fairy tale. In a rare moment of playfulness, a childless couple named Jack and Mabel lovingly create a little girl made of snow. The next day, the snow person is gone bu...
Read-Write-Review
Read-Write-Review rated it 4 years ago
Mable and Jack are an aging couple who need a fresh start, a complete change to everything they know. their decision takes them to the Alasken wilderness. Unprepared for what they will face, the struggle to survive. They toil over the land, unsure if they will even have enough food to get through th...
Lazy girl who reads
Lazy girl who reads rated it 5 years ago
1: Ready player one: I thougt this book was awsome, I fell in love with the charecters, the futurestic setting was perfect. And Im really looking forward to read Armada (oct 2014) by same author. 2: Wonder: this was such a sweet heartwarming story. I really loved how August developed through the ...
Musings of a Bibliophile
Musings of a Bibliophile rated it 5 years ago
4.5Bleak, startling and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Binnudeya
Binnudeya rated it 5 years ago
"We are allowed to do that, are we not Mabel? To invent our own endings and choose joy over sorrow?” If you're looking for plot twists, strong magical realism theme, then The Snow Child is definitely not what to go for, the ending was even underwhelming and messy and sadly even a little anticipated....
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it 5 years ago
To begin with, I really liked it, but by about half-way through it began to feel as though there wasn't enough story to go with the concept. By 70% there was a story but it was told so lightly it felt rushed. By 85% I was pushing through just to get the thing finished. I'd consider it 4 stars for th...
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