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.