Title: The Snow Child
By: Eowyn Ivey
Release Date: February 1st, 2012
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
Review: This book was suggested to me by a coworker who also loves to read. I thoroughly enjoyed The Snow Child. It kept me intrigued to the very end. The story has just enough creep factor to make your skin crawl. If you like a story about mysterious children showing up in the middle of winter, then read this one.