The Snow Child

Just had a busy weekend in the garden and our little vegetable patch is underway.

Veg garden
This year we're foregoing root vegetables and concentrating on peas, beans, courgettes, tomatoes, spinach and lettuce

The weather today has turned, its wet and miserable, the sort of weather that puts me in mind of curling up in front of the fire and reading. Unfortunately, having finished my current selection, I’m book-less at the moment. I like A. S. Byatt, and my last read was  The Children’s Book

My last read

Now I’m on the lookout for a new read and rather fancy The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

I hope to get this off Amazon soon.

Eowyn (pronounced A-o-win) LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. Her mother named her after a character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the RingsThe Snow Child is her debut novel; a bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska.

Jack and Mabel have staked everything on making a fresh start for themselves in a homestead ‘at the world’s edge’ in the raw Alaskan wilderness. But as the days grow shorter, Jack is losing his battle to clear the land, and Mabel can no longer contain her grief for the baby she lost many years before.

The evening the first snow falls, their mood unaccountably changes. In a moment of tenderness, the pair are surprised to find themselves building a snowman – or rather a snow girl – together. The next morning, all trace of her has disappeared, and Jack can’t quite shake the notion that he glimpsed a small figure – a child? – running through the spruce trees in the dawn light. And how to explain the little but very human tracks Mabel finds at the edge of their property?

Sounds intriguing.

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