Light on Snow: A Novel

Paperback | September 12, 2005

byAnita Shreve

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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.

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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 t...

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of twelve previous books, including A Wedding in December, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oparh's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She Lives in Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:September 12, 2005Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316010677

ISBN - 13:9780316010672

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"Extraordinary....Like Hawthornes novel The Scarlet Letter, this is a story of passion within a framework of restraint....The language is crisp and evocative, the details marvelously placed."