The Snow Child

The Snow Child

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they 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 glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Books, [2012]
Edition: First Reagan ArthurBack Bay paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ́—́Ư2012.
ISBN: 9780316175661
0316175668
Branch Call Number: FICTION IVEY
Characteristics: 391, 15 pages ; 22 cm.

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EljayJohnson
Jul 14, 2019

Beautifully written, engaging and magical story. It kept me off kilter in the best possible way. Amazingly accomplished for a first novel.

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seggar
Apr 04, 2019

book group?

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JSM5
Jan 05, 2019

Fantastic book! Very well written and the story sucks you in. Almost as if you were there. Beautiful book, I will be adding to my home collection in the near future!

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Russerena
Oct 17, 2018

Wonderfully written! A bit dark at times. The content is tough to swallow, but worded in a way that doesn't make it so hard. The author tends to use descriptions rather then the actual horrifying event. At times I found myself intrigued and heart broken for even the roughest of characters in this book.

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Gcatwo
Oct 16, 2018

Interesting book. Even when you are finished you find yourself wondering how much of it is fantasy and how much is reality.

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WoodneathReads
Sep 21, 2018

I loved this book so much. It’s a retelling of a Russian fairy tale and throughout the entire story I felt as if I were walking in a dream. The writing is so beautiful that when a character was cold, I felt a chill. Mabel and Jack are an older couple who move to the Alaskan wilderness. They have no children but meet a family that lives close enough to visit, and they become friends. The character development is my favorite part of this book. As Mabel becomes friends with the new neighbors, she blossoms and begins to open up and seems much happier. Her newfound happiness could also have something to do with a child that shows up out of nowhere. This is the magical part of the book. Did the girl come to life because of a snow child that Jack and Mabel built? Is she lost in the woods? The child seems to be able to take care of herself, but Jack and Mabel become attached and begin to treat her as if she were their own. I highly recommend this book. --Sheri (See more of my picks by following WoodneathSheri)

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WoodneathSheri
Jul 26, 2018

I loved this book so much. It’s a retelling of a Russian fairy tale and throughout the entire story I felt as if I were walking in a dream. The writing is so beautiful that when a character was cold, I felt a chill. Mabel and Jack are an older couple who move to the Alaskan wilderness. They have no children but meet a family that lives close enough to visit, and they become friends. The character development is my favorite part of this book. As Mabel becomes friends with the new neighbors, she blossoms and begins to open up and seems much happier. Her newfound happiness could also have something to do with a child that shows up out of nowhere. This is the magical part of the book. Did the girl come to life because of a snow child that Jack and Mabel built? Is she lost in the woods? The child seems to be able to take care of herself, but Jack and Mabel become attached and begin to treat her as if she were their own. I highly recommend this book.

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lakshmilambert
Feb 10, 2018

perfectly readable, characters evolve, understanding of living with wildlife in Alaska, as well told as Egg and Spoon. I did not want it to end. Love her writing style, choice of words, tale and characters

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DavetheBerg
Jan 26, 2018

She writes beautifully but too much "fairytale" formy tastes

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lizalaw
Jan 20, 2018

Cari

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