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The Snow Child (Paperback)

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Every once in a while, a seemingly simple book comes along that stays with you long after you’ve turned the last page. The Snow Child is one of those books. Set in the wilderness of Alaska, a middle aged couple struggles to survive so many things…the elements, each other. They arrived young and full of hope, but the rough lifestyle of 1920’s Alaska has taken its toll. Still childless and searching for the meaning of who they are, they rekindle a part of their younger selves during the first snow of the season, and build a snow child…but in the morning, the scarf and hat are gone, only footprints going one way remain. Here begins Eowyn Ivey true art as a storyteller. She has you vacillating between reality and fantasy. Is this a figment of imagination or does this ‘snow child’ really exist? Ivey takes us on a complicated, yet simple journey. I think about the first scene of the book and am awed by the fact that this is her first novel!

— Julie

February 2012 Indie Next List


“This love story, set in Alaska, is really a love story about Alaska. Ivey describes the achingly beautiful landscape without making it seem an easy place to live. Based on an old fairy tale, this is the story of a childless couple who make a snow child one evening only to find a real little girl the next day. As the girl grows through the years, we know that this enchanting story will have the twists that we have come to expect with tales that teach us lessons about life. Friendships, marriage, parenthood, and survival -- all set in an unforgiving but entrancing landscape. I loved it!”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX



Product Details
ISBN: 9780755380541
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 1st, 2012