The Snow Child: A Novel

Written by:
Eowyn Ivey
Narrated by:
Therese Plummer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2018
11 hours 0 minutes
In this magical debut, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep.

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.
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Valerie P.

An enjoyable and thought provoking twist on a child’s fairytale.

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Gina M.

I'm not really a fan of 'fantasy' books but it was a sweet story and the narrator did a great job with the various voices. Just not my genre.

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Barbara L.

I enjoyed this story, I didn’t think it was fairytale like at all. Characters were well developed and likable. Great narration.

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