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
I loved the vivid descriptions of the Alaskan Wilderness. That is the only thing that kept me listening. The story seems to drag on and on. I just didn't get it. Must not be my genre. I kept thinking something unexpected would happen but it never did.
All of the characters are like distant family members in the photos on your mother's wall who you wish you had known or could talk to and ask questions. You sympathize with their sorrows and are relieved for them when experience joys. You'll miss them when it's over.
It was perfectly performed with personalities voiced as I imagine you would expect in reading.
This book can't decide it if wants to be a fantasy or a (sad) drama. Is she real or not? I guess that's to be decided in the mind of the reader. The writing itself is great, with wonderful descriptions and a good flow to the story (after a slow start). But the ending to the story was unsatisfying and overall I found the whole book to be just "okay."
Programming instructor for several universities.
This heartwarming story has the perfect blend of the pain and struggles of life in Alaska's frontier and just the right amount of magic to keep you enchanted with the Snow Child.
Loveg it. Unique story but I guessed the ending, but that was ok. Never got tired of the descriptions of nature.
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