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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

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. (From the publisher.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Mary, for excellently leading the discussion of this wonderful book. It's great to be back with the group and I look forward to more stimulating and thought provoking meetups. If anyone is interested in getting together in between our meetings for a cuppa or glass of wine to discuss other books and other interests, I would truly love to meet up with you. Just drop me an e-mail and we'll make it happen.
    And thank you again Mary and the group.
    Cheers, Maggie

    August 7, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Yes, thank you, for such an insightful discussion.

    July 31, 2013

  • Ayuko

    Thank you Mary for hosting the meeting. The discussion was very well led and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing thoughts with everyone. Looking forward to the next one :)

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A wonderful adult fairy tale

    July 31, 2013

  • Jonne

    Can't make it after all...
    Enjoyed this book and became attached to the characters and story. See you next time I hope.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an out of town guest. Sorry to be missing out on this discussionth. Loved the story & characters

    July 29, 2013

  • Teresa E.

    I'm going to have family in town this week so I don't think I'll be able to make it.

    June 24, 2013

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