The Snow Child
"Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2013. A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska, The Snow Child was a bestseller on hardback publication, and went on to establish itself as one of the key literary debuts of 2012, and was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick. This new e-book... show more
"Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2013. A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska, The Snow Child was a bestseller on hardback publication, and went on to establish itself as one of the key literary debuts of 2012, and was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick. This new e-book edition contains an exclusive author essay, recipes and photographs to illuminate the world of the book.Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears mysteriously on their land, each is filled with wonder, but also foreboding: is she what she seems, and can they find room in their hearts for her?Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairy tale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic."
Publish date: August 30th 2012
Publisher: Headline Review
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is a story about Jack and Mabel, an elderly couple who is childless living in the Alaskan wilderness.This story was good, and the writing style was good. The characters were fairly written. What I didn't care for was the lack of quotations during certain conversations. I...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...