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Author Ivey, Eowyn.
Title The snow child : a novel / Eowyn Ivey.
Publisher New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
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 Book Stacks  PS3609.V54 S66 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript 389 p. ; 22 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
Note "A Reagan Arthur book."
Summary 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.--From Amazon.
ISBN 9780316175678 (hardcover)
0316175676 (hardcover)
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska -- Fiction.
Fairy tales -- Adaptations.
Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959 -- Fiction.
Magic realism (Literature)

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