A Child in the Snow

Remember the Ladies

tumblr_mfho3376Cf1rq4u13o1_400“Out here, with the trees and the snow, I can breathe again.”–The Snow Child, By Eowyn Ivey

“The Snow Child” tells the story of an older couple who, desperate for a child, may have wished one into existence. While living deep in the cold, dark, and isolation of frontier Alaska in the 1920s, a girl begins to appear to them, apparently from her home in the woods. As the girl grows older and closer to her adopted family, the couple begin to wonder at her imperviousness to the cold, her astounding ability to survive, and her summer migration to the  mountains.

An air of gentle mystery pervades the novel, and all the characters are faced with the fact that other human beings, like nature, are out of their control. To those living in the depths of the wilderness at the mercy of the unknowable forces of the elements, a snow…

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