Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

October Book Club Information October 1, 2012

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The next Book Club will be Thursday, October 11th, at 7:30 pm at Erin Ranney’s.   If you need directions, please contact Erin.

What An Astonishing Thing A Book Is


The Snow Child | October, 2012

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Selected by Erin Ranney

The Snow Child


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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