Saturday, November 12, 2011

Early Recommendation: The Snow Child

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 somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.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.

3 Reasons why you should read this book

1. It is absolutely amazing, one of the best books I have read in 2011.

2. Ivey has a poetical and beautiful writing that will make your eyes tear up.

3. It is a book you fall in love with.

The Snow Child will be released February 1st 2012. Read about the book at Goodreads here.

1 comment:

Kirthi said...

Wow!!! It sounds so amazing and unique (reminds me of the Gingerbread Man, except snowy and cooler) I'm adding this to my TBR ^_^

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