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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

A beautiful, magic-tinged tale of an aging couple, the bleak Alaskan wilderness and a child who appears one day in the wood.

Mabel and Jack always wanted a child, but after suffering a miscarriage, they begin to lose hope of ever conceiving. 354 more words

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Truly disturbing: Richard Armitage reads "The Snow Child"

If you are concerned about this title, this is the story to miss. Yes, it’s brief — something like five hundred words — but it’s as if Angela Carter wanted to put every single taboo in the Snow White fairy tale into starker relief by relating the tale in present tense and refusing to cushion any of the story elements with any elaboration or hide any of them with euphemisms. 273 more words

Richard Armitage

Sometimes these things happen. Life doesn’t go the way we plan or hope, but we don’t have to be so angry, do we? – The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

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We never know what is going to happen, do we? Life is always throwing us this way and that. That’s where the adventure is. Not knowing where you’ll end up or how you’ll fare.

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I guess maybe I don’t want to be warm and safe. I want to live.  – The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

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It was as if had been living in a hole, comfortable and safe as it might have been, and he had merely reached down a hand to help her step up into the sunlight.

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We are allowed to do that… to invent our own endings and choose joy over sorrow?  – The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

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