I’ve been seeing a lot of great buzz online already for Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child so I was thrilled to win a copy in a Twitter giveaway. Here’s the blurb:
A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska
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 the 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.
I’m going to be reviewing it in the new year (sneak preview – I loved it), but when I saw this gorgeous trailer I knew I couldn’t wait to post it.
The book is a truly beautiful read and this trailer couldn’t be more perfect for it.