The Snow Child
Headline Review: Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2013. A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska, The...
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Headline Review: 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.
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.
About the Author
Named after a character from J.R.R. Tolkien`s The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Palmer, Alaska. Before that, she was a reporter and editor for the Frontiersman newspaper. Eowyn lives in Alaska with her husband and two daughters. The Snow Child is her debut novel