Spotlight & Giveaway: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: February 1, 2012
Format: Hardback | 400 pages
I just received my copy of The Snow Child last week and haven’t had a chance to read it yet. It’s been receiving wonderful advance reviews and I’m excited to get started on it.
My review should be up in the next week or so but I didn’t want to wait to post this wonderful giveaway. The publisher, Little, Brown & Company, has made available three copies for me to give to my readers in the US and Canada. Here is a little information about the book and the author:
About the Book
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.
About the Author
Eowyn LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. She received her BA in journalism and minor in creative writing through the honors program at Western Washington University, studied creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska Anchorage graduate program, and worked for nearly 10 years as an award-winning reporter at the Frontiersman newspaper. This is her first novel.
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The publisher has generously offered three copies for giveaway.
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