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
Mother of three wonderful girls! I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute. Love to hear about any good books.
I found this book to be different from any other I read before. It is set in a cold Alaskan setting.....where magic happens. There are times in the book where you wonder is it really magic, or can it be explained. Either way this is a moving story of how fragile we really are and how we need love in our lives, no matter the form it comes in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who can appreciate a heartfelt story with a touch of enchantment.
I'm sorry the book had to end...even though it was a long listen, it is enjoyable from beginning to end.
When the snow child was with the swan...can't give it away, but it is a turning point in the story.
Enchanting, magical, everlasting
All of it.
A true story, such a treat to listen too. Like being a child again and having someone paint a magical world for you with words.
It is not a story full fanciful and fantastical magic, it is a story that could almost be real... almost.
Absolutely entranced for most of it. Could have used more editing at end. But still highly recommend if for good storytelling, a meditation on nature, desire, and domesticity vs the wild.
Loved this book--Eowyn Ivey creates a world, and keeps you wondering what is real or imaginary. She makes a lot of points about life and relationships without making it seem like work. A beautiful tale that I didn't want to end. Wonderfully narrated, as if it were the author's inner voice. READ OR LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!!!
This book was very detailed and made you feel like you were in Alaska with the characters. The reader did a great job with bringing each character to "life" and giving them their own voice.
Descriptive, tragic and loving.
Faina- she's wild, mysterious and tragic.
I have not.
I'd say no, as I couldn't listen to 11 hours in one sitting. Even if I had the time, this isn't one I'd read all at once, it needs time to be thought over and considered.
I really enjoyed the descriptions in this book- it really places you in the wilds of Alaska, and see all the scenery, clothing and animals.
Fascinating. Though well read there were times I could not distinguish one characters voice from another. A really good listen!
This book is more like a fairy tale to be honest. Maybe even written in parts like a poem. I thought it was lovely, and timeless.
It might not be for everyone but I'm glad I took the time to listen to it.
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