The Snow Child: A Novel

The Snow Child: A Novel

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. This little girl, who calls herself… (more)

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Based on the classic Russian fairytale, this beautiful, uplifting story, brings to life the old legend and retells in such a way that you will be longing for more!

Fortunately, there are still fine writers willing to venture into the dark forest of fairy tales, from A.S. Byatt and Margaret Atwood to Aimee Bender and Neil Gaiman. (My, what big sales you have!) But it’s a difficult act of wizardry: One wrong spell and you’re cast out of the kingdom of literary fiction or, worse, left suspended between YA and adult fiction, too hot for one group, too cold for the other.

What is this purported love child of unlikely literary parents?

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Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books (February 01, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780316192958

File size: 697 KB

Language: English

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