Monday Book Discussion Group

On Monday, April 28, the Monday Book Discussion Groups talked about "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. 

An afternoon book discussion will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the library auditorium. An evening discussion about the same book will be held in the Second Floor Meeting room at 6:00 p.m.

Copies of book discussion titles are available at the Massillon Public Library’s Reference Desk. This program is free and no registration is required.

For more information, contact the library at 330.832.9831, ext. 312.

 

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The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey

Find this book in our catalog.

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.