Light on Snow

Light on Snow

A Novel

Book - 2005
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What makes a family? That's what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father discover a wailing abandoned baby in the snow-filled woods near their New Hampshire home. Through the days that follow, the Dillons and an unexpected visitor who soon turns up at their door-a young woman evidently haunted by her own terrible choices-face a thicket of decisions, each seeming to carry equal possibilities of heartbreak and redemption. Writing with all the emotional resonance that has drawn millions of readers around the world to her fiction, Anita Shreve unfolds in Light on Snow a tender and surprising novel about love and its consequences.
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780316010672
0316010677
Branch Call Number: F Shr

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JPfaff99 Aug 27, 2012

A sweet , heartfelt and easy read. It took me back to my childhood.

prkmbc Sep 10, 2011

January 2006

ParkRidgeRS Dec 09, 2010

Widowed father and preteen daughter living in rural New England find an abandoned newborn in the woods. Those who enjoy Anne Rivers Siddons or Anna Quindlan would enjoy this issue driven novel with well developed characters and light but literay prose.

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Mar 20, 2010

A wonderful and engrosssing story. Shreve captures the heart of a twelve year old perfectly.

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KarenW
Dec 22, 2004

Sometimes there is luck and sometimes there is serendipity. The difference, I think, is that luck is random and serendipity happens because it is meant to. Twelve-year-old Nicky and her father find a baby in the woods near their home while they are snowshoeing. This discovery changes them and helps them recover parts of their lives that have remained chained to the past. This book could be a recitation of tragic events, but instead through her quiet prose and stunning descriptions Anita Shreve has created a masterpiece.

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