A magical story set in the cold of the far north, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is perfect to read on a cold winter night.
Set in the 1920’s, this book introduces us to Jack and Mabel, a couple unable to have children that are starting over in Alaska. The harsh realities of the northern terrain and climate add to the emotional distress of being alone and isolated in their new home. The season’s first snowfall provides an evening of much needed levity and, laughing and feeling remarkabley carefree, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone… and Mabel starts seeing a little girl in the forest. As they get to know this child who seems strangely comfortable in the cold and skims across the deepest snow, our couple tries to maintain some sense of normalcy while falling in love with such a strange little girl.
Happy winter reading!
Header made by adapting Ice Feathers by Sharon Mollerus.