Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Snow Child...R&G!
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for a couple who have never been able to conceive. Jack and Mabel 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 catch sight of an elusive, 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 leaves blizzards in her wake. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who seems to have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in the Alaska wilderness, life and death are inextricable, and what they eventually learn about Faina changes their lives forever.
Wow....this book was breathtaking. First of all, Ivey paints a vivid and realistic portrait of what it must have been like living in the harsh, unforgiving, Alaskan wilderness. She was so descriptive that I literally felt myself transported by her words. The story itself is beautiful....the characters are rich and I was immediately drawn to Jack and Mabel. I wanted hapiness for them! The story is lovely and you will NOT want to put this book down. This is a book I wanted to reread the moment I was through wih it. Eowyn Ivey is a true talent and an author you will want to follow. The Snow Child is a story that will stay with you long after the last page is finsihed. Pick up your copy today on Amazon....
I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving THREE lucky RBM readers a copy of the Snow Child! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
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Posted by Kristin Jordan at 1:59 PM