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

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ISBN - 10:0316010677

ISBN - 13:9780316010672

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Little Slow. I enjoyed the story overall but found the novel to be a little bit dry and slow for my liking.
Date published: 2007-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light on Snow This is the first Anita Shreve book I have read but I've already bought two more. I found this story to be very simple and beautifully written. The writer is very discriptive and makes you feel like you are there. It's definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2006-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pogniant This little book made a tedious plane ride most enjoyable and a couple of times I had to hide my tears. I highly recommend it for a light yet amazingly stirring read. The author knows how to make the reader identify with each character and how to keep the pages turning. It is a poignant story of human goodness and left me with a renewed belief in the hero within all of us.
Date published: 2005-09-28

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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."