April 2013

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
An Alaskan, homestead, in 1920 is wonderfully haunting setting for this adult fairy-tale. Jack and Mabel build a child out of snow but the next morning the snow child is gone. Later, they see a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. The story follows her life and the couple’s desire to take care of the little child of the wilderness.

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
It seems like short stories but then you realize they are woven together through Yunior, a young Dominican man who seems to love and lose in equal measure. The losing part entirely of his own making.

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