The Snow Child: A Novel
5 journalers for this copy...
Alaska 1920s: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart-he struggling to maintain 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 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 and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel come to understand this child, who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they begin to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent territory, things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform them all.
This is a wonderful book by a local author in Alaska. Her "retelling" of the "Snow Child" fairy tale is wonderful. It has a feel to it like it should be considered as an actual fairy tale. Eowyn mixes the reality of life back then along with the magic of the original fairy tale into one spellbinding novel.
**Offered as a bookring 5/28**
1. mcsar in Canada (US shipping)
2. j4shaw in USA (US shipping)
3. mepotter in USA (international shipping)
4. kitgriff in Canada (international shipping)
5. Delphi_Reader in Greece (international shipping)
6. estelle1806 in Ireland (international shipping)
9. Return to Peacemonger
Updated July 7, 2018
Excellent book. I enjoy this very much and would love to read more from this author. The book is magical and I like how the fairy tale and reality are interwoven in the story. The environment of Alaska is harsh yet alluring and is an integral part of the story.
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Thanks for offering this as a BookRing peacemonger84 and also thanks to mcsar for sending it on to me.
Set in Alaska, this book took me on such a beautiful journey. I loved all of the characters and the author did a brilliant job of painting the landscape.
It actually took me quite by surprise how much it had me hooked - finally turning the light off at 3am the other night after not being able to keep my eyes open for the final 50 pages!
I really really enjoyed this book!
Thanks to those involved in it coming my way, and its now off to the next reader in the BookRing.
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It's off to kitgriff in Canada as of this afternoon (8-23).