Daytime Book Discussion - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Effingham Public Library
Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.
Register Now or call 217-342-2464.
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.