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Book Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

What’s it about?

Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before.

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

“To believe, perhaps you had to cease looking for explanations and instead hold the little thing in your hands as long as your were able before it slipped like water between your fingers.”

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The Snow Child (By Eowyn Ivey)

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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. 570 more words


Book Review - To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

My first read and my first review of 2017! Hope you enjoy.

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey is wonderful; absolutely delightful to read. 742 more words


Book Club Discussion: The Snow Child

Welcome to the Book Club discussion for The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. Below is a list of discussion questions to get the conversation started. We are excited to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. 281 more words

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Goldfinch in the Snow

One early November evening members of UCC walked through the liminality of twilight towards the Creative Zone of the Boole library to hear some readings.  As darkness fell beyond the windows we heard  966 more words

Irish Writing

“All great novels are great fairytales.” (Vladimir Nabokov)

Last week the news included a feature with Jeanette Winterson talking to children about fairytales and ways in which these narratives might be rewritten.

I think Jeanette would approve of my upbringing. 1,027 more words