Fantasy or fable? A childless couple in late middle age move to Alaska to build a new life in the beautiful but harsh surroundings of a frontier farm. One evening in their first year they build a snowchild. The next day, Mabel finds the snowchild gone and footsteps leading away into the forest….
Publisher’s page: The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
Guardian review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – review, Carrie O’Grady, 24 February 2012