Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.
©2012 Eowyn Ivey (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
Having read this fairy tale as a child, I was curious as to how a whole novel would compare. I was delighted and totally mesmerized.The book has all the elements I like; a family saga, a believable description of their circumstances, some joy, some sorrow, and a good portion of whimsy. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a great story.
Capturing the natural beauty and rugged life of pioneering in early 20th century Alaska through her deft writing, Eowyn Ivey also nails the strong but sad interior life of Mabel and Jack, who've resigned themselves to a childless life on the land. Good neighbors, and the fusion of their story with an archetypal fairytale change the course of the narrative in an enchanting way. Magical Realism at its best!
This was such a poignant story that weaved seamlessly in between fairy tale and reality. The vivid descriptions of wild Alaska showed Ivey's skill with prose. A touching story of love, loss, and grief is sure to strike a chord with most readers.
An epic story of love. This book spans years in the life of a married couple and was beautiful and realistic and heartbreaking. Will definitely recommend to others!
Too long. I kept falling asleep listening to this book
Haven't listened to any books by Eowyn Ivey
yes, nice voice
Yes, but still a 3 star
This book could use some more editing
It was a really good book, but would have to mention the profanity 'just in case' ...by the way, the narration made this book really come alive! Would buy other books narrated by Debra Monk!
Loved the interaction between Mable and Jack...
Jack...as he began to slowly open up in regard to his relationship with Mable as, over the years, they become partners...
As a Christian, I did not like the instances of swearing and just felt many other words would have been just effective to show the frustration the characters were going through. I would have given it five stars except for that...
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
I loved this sweet story that really turns into an adult fairy tale. But I want to warn you tht it takes an hour or two to totally get into it. there are details that you need that seem dumb in the beginning but keep on listening it gets very good.
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