The Snow Child

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0120120402

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Jack and Mabel have staked everything on making a fresh start in the Alaskan wilderness.

0220120403

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

As winter arrives, Jack and Mabel decide to build a snowman - or rather a snow girl.

0320120404

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

As the relationship grows, the little girl confides her secret to Jack.

0420120405

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Jack is worried that Faina has not come to visit and decides to search for the child.

0520120406

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Mabel is determined to get Jack back on his feet, so that they can leave Alaska for good.

0620120409

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Winter returns, and Jack and Mabel are delighted to receive a visitor.

0720120410

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Garrett's hunting expedition is about to change his life forever.

0820120411

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Mabel senses a growing relationship between Faina and Garrett, but Jack is unconvinced.

0920120412

Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Jack sees how much Faina loves Garrett and wants to help them start a new life together.

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Jack and Mabel hope that a fresh start in 'Alaska, our newest homeland' will enable them to put the strain of their childless marriage behind them. But the northern wilderness proves as unforgiving as it is beautiful: Jack fears that he will collapse under the strain of creating a farm, and a lonely winter eats its way into Mabel's soul. When the first snow falls, the couple find themselves building a small figure - a snow girl. The next morning, their creation has gone, and they see a child running through the spruce trees. Gradually this child - an elusive, untameable little girl who hunts with a fox and is more at ease in the savage landscape than in the homestead - comes into their lives. But as their love for the snow child and for the land she opens up to them grows, so too does their awareness that it, and she, may break their hearts.

Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.

Eowyn Ivey

Named after a character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Alaska. The Snow Child is her debut novel.

The reader is Miranda Richardson

The Snow Child was abridged by Doreen Estall and produced by Gemma McMullan.

Garrett hopes motherhood will finally convince Faina to return home for good.