Monday, March 5, 2012

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Set in Alaska in the 1920's, The Snow Child chronicles the journey of a couple who is trying to escape their past. Hoping to start a new life in the north, they meet a small child who steals their heart and makes them question reality and the true meaning of love and letting go. Taken after the Russian folktale of the snow child, this book is so candidly and starkly written, but beautifully composed as well. Mystery surrounds the snow child's origins and her future, and in the end, the reader is still left with a sense of intrigue and doubt. I love novels that play slightly with reality, and this is definitely one of those. Please read this book!

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