Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Dallas (Prayers for Sale, 2009, etc.) centers her eighth novel around an avalanche that strikes the mining town of Swandyke, Colo., in the 1920s, trapping nine young children under the snow.By the end of the first chapter readers know the names of the children and that only four will survive, but Dallas's interest lies with their parents. There are sisters Lucy and Dolly. Dolly stole Lucy's fiancé ... Read full review

Review: Whiter Than Snow

Editorial Review - - Bronwyn Miller

On an otherwise clear spring day in Swandyke, Colorado, in April 1920, an avalanche lunges down from Jubilee Mountain, engulfing nine children on their way home from school. The miners in the area “called such a phenomenon a 'slab avalanche' because a curtain of snow slid down the slope, picking up speed at a terrible rate, until it reached one hundred miles an hour.” The poor kids didn't stand a ... Read full review

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