Snow Child

ISBN-10: 0316175668

ISBN-13: 9780316175661

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eowyn Ivey

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Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he struggling to maintain the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young 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 and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel come to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they begin to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent territory things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform them all.
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Book details

List price: $19.50
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel, THE SNOW CHILD, became an international bestseller. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2013, and Eowyn won the International Author of the Year category at the 2012 National Book Awards. Eowyn, a former bookseller and journalist, lives in Palmer, Alaska, with her husband and two daughters, whom they are raising in the same subsistence lifestyle Eowyn grew up in herself.

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