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Giveaway: Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey

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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  1. It leaves me wanting to know more about this child. Will it help bring this couple closer? A child made out of snow.....

  2. I am intrigued by the time period and place.

  3. The magical story, the time period, and the yearning for a child of their own.

  4. I love books where the setting is a character in and of itself!

  5. the book sounds magical.

  6. After reading Pierre Berton's books on Alaska I seek out books in the Alaskan setting.

  7. I want to know who the SNOW CHILD is.


  8. I've been reading reviews of this book all over the place, and all are favorable. Therefore, I'd like to read and review it myself.

    I just finished another book about Alaska: BIG MIRACLE. Love to compare descriptions of that state.


  9. The setting of this book intrigues me.

  10. The family drama and the backgrop of Alaska sound fascinating to me. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  11. It sounds magical, but at the same time life in Alaska sounds so tough. I'm interested in what they find out about the girl and how their lives are changed in the process.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  12. I have heard so much about this book. I am eager to read a book set in Alaska as I have a branch of my mother's side of the family living there, north of Fairbanks!


  13. The thing that intrigues me is the part about homesteading in Alaska in the early 20's.

  14. I have not read a lot about Alaska homesteading and I would enjoy this. Thanks!

  15. I want this book so badly, I've entered every giveaway I see for it. The entire premise intrigues me. Between the snow child and the relationship drama, it sounds amazing!

  16. The premise is very familiar from old Folktales --and I LOVE that!

  17. Freda, please delete my enteries, I just won.

  18. the free spirit of Fana intrigues me!

  19. A unique and intriguing idea. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  20. Everything intrigues me! The fact that it takes place in Alaska, the connection between the snow child and the real child, and wanting to find out what happens, especially they find out about Faina.

  21. Everything intrigues me about this. I would absolutely love to read it!

  22. I'm intrigued by the mystery behind the Snow Child herself & I'd love a chance to read the story.
    Lethea B
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  23. First I have heard wonderful things about this book and second I'm intrigued by Alaska. It just sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I won this book but forgot to post my comments until now.

    THE SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey doesn’t live up to the many reviews of it that I read. It is simply a retelling of a Russian fairy tale.

    But I would think that, in doing so, the author would have filled in the blanks, i.e., she would have made the tale seem more realistic by showing how the unrealistic might really have happened. And she does seem to be trying to do that. But the reader still needs a willing suspension of disbelief. The book is full of unanswered questions.

    I won this book from Freda's Voice blog.


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