The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Publication Date: 2012. Check Availability

I'm not sure if I even liked this book, and I know that I hated the ending. And yet, I couldn't put it down and read it in a day. The book is beautifully written and the descriptions of Alaska, the hard work of the homesteaders, nature, snow, were exquisite. Ah, but that pesky Snow Child... I don't know what was real and what was not, and I'm not sure that it matters. I cried several times reading it, not because of any particular sad event, but just the overwhelming sense of despair that the author evoked. She is really very talented. This would be a great book group selection. (Mari)