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 absolutely loved it! After a bit of a discouraging beginning, I fell into an easy comfort with this story that held me through a busy week between Christmas and New Year. Not wanting to "put it down," I laughed and yes, even shed tears, at the end. Who knows?! Where did she go??? How was Garret over the years?? How did such an "angel" come and go so freely? And go, and go, and go??!
The end. Sue G
A must read. A delicate yet strong story, it was written with such emotion whether it was disappointment, anger; wonder or surprise, you felt it all. The characters were immediately familiar and intimate to the reader. The ending was like a Grimm fairytale from my youth. The narration was also exceptional. It captured every nuance of the characters and made them come alive.
The narrator was excellent and added personality to the book that can be missed in print. The audio book was better than any other book I have listened to.
I am not sure I have read a contemporary book even close to being as good as this one. It brought me back to my childhood reading Laura Engalls Wilder and being totally lost in the characters. I would go to bed imaging myself as Mabel in Alaska something I lost in adulthood.
I loved her reading the parts about Esther and and Mable. She made me feel truly like I was in the mind of the characters
Snow Child an Alaskan a story of love and adventure
This is a story of being a parent, true love of nature and romance. The best book ever
The reader was good. I enjoyed the story.
There was a fun anticipation throughout the story.
I especially liked the end.
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