Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Snow Child; Eowyn Ivey


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here's my pick:
 

February 2012 - Reagan Arthur Books
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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.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, no! This one sounds so awesome, but potentially heart-breaking.

    I do want it now, though....

    Here's MY WOW POST and
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  2. Oh, I so want to read this one now! It sounds so wonderful, and since I just finished a book about homesteading, my interest in this one is more than piqued! Thanks for sharing this! It went on my list!

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  3. That sounds pretty good, except for the snow part!

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  4. This sounds like a book I'd definitely enjoy. I like the mystery surrounding the snow child and what is to come.

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  5. This one sounds like it could be rough. I hope it's good!

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  6. This sounds like a fairy tale, but I would be interested in the life in Alaska.

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  7. Wow, well that sure got my attention. A thousand questions are already forming in my head.

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  8. I'm having a deja vu moment, like I've heard of this via a fairy tale, but I could be completely wrong.

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  9. Is the author really called Eowyn? Now that's a cool name!

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  10. This sounds like an intense read.

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  11. this sounds so beautiful! i definitely need to keep my eyes peeled for the snow child!

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  12. I'm lucky enough to have read an advance copy of this and it is as good as it sounds. I think everyone will love it :-)

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  13. This sounds like something that would grab you in from the first page...

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  14. This one is near the top of my 2012 wishlist. It looks fabulous!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! This one is definitely on my radar now. The jacket copy alone is awesome. Such a potentially bleak story would be a perfect read for harsh February.

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