Recommend A… Book You Read This Year

Posted July 23, 2012 by Bonnie in Recommend A... / 4 Comments

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Recommend A… is a new meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit. Every Monday is a new topic which allows participants to recommend a favorite book of theirs. 
This week’s topic?

Recommend A… Book You Read This Year
The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey
Published February 1st 2012 by Reagan Arthur Books

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 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.

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4 responses to “Recommend A… Book You Read This Year

  1. I have heard so many great things about this book, and for some reason I tend to forget it exists. I should bump this up on my to-read list and write a post-it note reminder…

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