Light on Snow

Light on Snow

A Novel

Large Print - 2004
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A brilliant and beautiful contemporary novel about love and memory from the author of the bestselling novels All He Ever Wanted and The Pilots Wife.The events of a December afternoon, during which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, will forever alter the 11-year-old girls understanding of the world and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put an unthinkable tragedy behind him; a young woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is exceeded only by his sense of justice.Written from the point of view of 30-year-old Nicky as she recalls the vivid images of that fateful December, her tale is one of love and courage, of tragedy and redemption, and of the ways in which the human heart always seeks to heal itself.AUTHORBIO: Anita Shreve is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Eden Close, The Weight of Water, The Last Time They Met, The Pilots Wife, Sea Glass, and All He Ever Wanted. She lives in Massachusetts.PAGES: 320

Baker & Taylor
Remembering the December afternoon nearly twenty years earlier when her father and she discovered an abandoned infant in the snow, Nicky recalls her father's efforts to escape society after a painful tragedy, a young woman struggles to live with the consequences of her choices, and a clever detective is determined to promote justice. 300,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Snowshoeing over crusted snow in the woods near their home, twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon and her father come upon something shocking. There in the pristine winter scene, an abandoned baby wails, its survival made possible only by the coincidence of their having chosen this path for their late afternoon outing.
In the days and weeks that follow, Nicky glimpses corners of the adult world that she never dreamed existed. As she follows the fate of the baby girl and talks with the police officers assigned to investigate, Nicky for the first time asks questions about her life's strange shape. Why has her father moved them to this isolated New England farmhouse? How can they come to terms with the tragedy they left behind? And how can she bridge the chasm between his needs and her own growing sense of the world?
Nicky's ideas about life are thrown into stark relief by the arrival of a young woman haunted by her own terrible choices. Together, Nicky, her father, and this woman must work their way through a thicket of decisions, each one seeming to carry equal possibilities of heartbreak or redemption.

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Remembering the December afternoon twenty years earlier when her father and she found an abandoned infant in the snow, Nicky recalls her father's efforts to escape society after a tragedy and a young woman's struggles to live with her choices.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2004
ISBN: 9780316781480
0316781487
Branch Call Number: FIC Shrev
Characteristics: 305 p.

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JPfaff99 Aug 27, 2012

A sweet , heartfelt and easy read. It took me back to my childhood.

prkmbc Sep 10, 2011

January 2006

ParkRidgeRS Dec 09, 2010

Widowed father and preteen daughter living in rural New England find an abandoned newborn in the woods. Those who enjoy Anne Rivers Siddons or Anna Quindlan would enjoy this issue driven novel with well developed characters and light but literay prose.

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Mar 20, 2010

A wonderful and engrosssing story. Shreve captures the heart of a twelve year old perfectly.

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KarenW
Dec 22, 2004

Sometimes there is luck and sometimes there is serendipity. The difference, I think, is that luck is random and serendipity happens because it is meant to. Twelve-year-old Nicky and her father find a baby in the woods near their home while they are snowshoeing. This discovery changes them and helps them recover parts of their lives that have remained chained to the past. This book could be a recitation of tragic events, but instead through her quiet prose and stunning descriptions Anita Shreve has created a masterpiece.

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