The old married couple in the book moved away from everyone and everything in order to escape the memory of a child lost. They are sad and depressed, but living in the harsh reality of Alaska has not made things any better the way they thought it would. That is, until some new friends are made, a snow girl is created one snowy night, a scarf and a pair of mittens have disappeared the next morning...and everything changes in the blink of an eye. To the better, I hope.
A teaser for you:
"When she turned to pull the door closed, she glimpsed blue in the snowladen spruce trees beyond the yard. She strained her eyes and no longer saw blue, but instead red fur. Blue fabric. Red fur. A child, slight and quick in a blue coat, passing through the trees. A blink, and the little coat was gone and there was slinking fur, and it was like the flipping black-and-white pictures she had seen in a coin-operated illuminated box in New York City. Appearing and disappearing motion, child and woodland creature each a passing flicker."
The Snow Child, p. 57
|The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey|
Yet again do I find myself with a book with beautiful language and scenery - and that is just the way it should be. I have waited quite some time to start reading this book, and so I am really excited about it. I cannot wait to see what happens with the old couple and the snow child. Besides, I adore the cover art for this one! It looks truly magical.
Flukten fra virkeligheten
Should Be Reading