Saturday, July 13, 2013

Book Club

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

10 out of 10

This a beautiful book.  I found it by browsing highly-rated books on Amazon.  It allows you to read the first few pages and I was hooked.  In gorgeous detail, it describes the Alaskan wilderness, and the heartache of an older couple who move there to settle and farm a piece of land.  The couple are childless and have moved to Alaska to escape the sadness caused by this fact.  One night they build a snow girl and then after finding their creation destroyed, they see a girl wandering in the forest.  The author captures the wife's loneliness and heartache so well and ties it into the barren landscape, painting a vivid picture and drawing you in.

The Gable Faces East by Anita Stansfield

7.5 out of 10

When I was in Middle School and High School, I loooved Anita Stansfield and had read all of her books.  I wanted to revisit one of my favorites a couple of weeks ago and read The Gable Faces East.  It's a prequel to her First Love series, and is a historical epic about love, horse racing, loss, and a little bit of mystery, and is set on a station in the Australian outback.  Reading it again, I didn't love it as much as I did when I was younger and there are lots parts that are a bit corny for me, but it's a good read. up: Lord of the Flies
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