Monday, March 11, 2013
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Her name is Faina. Jack has reason to believe that she is a real child, reasons he can't tell Mabel; Mabel is sure she is born from magic, like the snow child from her favorite Russian fairy tale. Their nearest neighbors are sure Faina is a figment of Jack's and Mabel's feverish imaginations. What's the truth? And what will happen to Faina when the winter snow melts?
The Snow Child reminded me of all the fairy tales I read and loved as a child. Eowyn Ivey does a masterful job translating this Russian fairy tale into a grown-up novel of love and magic. I really like the way she writes. This book was a treat to read.