Light on Snow, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)

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I watched my father run forward in his snowshoes the way one sometimes does in dreams, unable to make the legs move fast enough.

I ran to the place where he knelt. I looked down into the sleeping bag. A tiny face gazed up at me, the eyes wide despite their many folds.

The baby was wrapped in a bloody towel, and its lips were blue.' The events of a December afternoon on which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow will forever alter eleven-year-old Nicky Dillon's understanding of the world which she is about to enter and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put behind him an unthinkable tragedy; a young woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is superseded only by his sense of justice.

Written from the point of view of thirty-year-old Nicky as she recalls the vivid images of that fateful December, hers is a tale of love and courage, of tragedy and redemption, and of the ways in which the human heart always seeks to heal itself.

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3.5

Quite good, really. The flashbacks in particular are very poignant. The only reason I didn't give it more stars is that I finished feeling as though there were still things lacking, somehow.

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3

not one of my favorite books by Shreve but still a page turner.

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3

A nice fast-moving interesting story. Not as deep or well-plotted as some of her books, but better than Sea Glass. From the point of view of a 12 year old girl whose mother and little sister were killed.

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2

Not my favourite Anita Shreve book.Nothing much happens. Read the reviews and you have read the book.

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2

I've given this 2 stars but it's probably worth 2.5. Not enough for 3 though - although it was very readable, told through the eyes of a twelve year old girl, the ending was disappointing for me, and I didn't enjoy it as much as other books I've read from the same author.

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