February 3, 2012

For The Love Of Books #Giveaway: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.



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39 comments:

  1. This book has been getting some good buzz already! I've never been to Alaska but I'm sure it makes a splendid setting for the book.

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  2. The Snow Child definitely looks interesting!

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  3. This is her debut novel. It sounds interesting. I'd love to read it.

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  4. I would love to read this book. It sounds very interesting. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. The snow child looks very interesting.

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  7. I don't see any other books on her web site, this is her first. I looked at it today at Costco and thought is sounded fascinating! I'm adding it to my list...

    Cindy Brooks

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  10. Cold Flashes was a her first book.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks so interesting - I've heard it's a retelling of a fairy tale, which I absolutely love.

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  13. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

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  16. Sounds like a great book. I have been hearing a lot about it on different blogs.

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  19. This is her first novel, but I'd be interested in reading her short stories in Cold Flashes as well :)

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  23. The only book I found was The Snow Child which looks interesting.

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  25. This is her first book. But The Snow Child sounds really good.

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  30. I love the idea of this book! Looks quite interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. This is her first novel

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  35. I saw the same book in many languages. Very interesting different covers.
    would like to read it in Norwegian!

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