An Echo Through the Snow

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Macmillan, Aug 21, 2012 - Fiction - 364 pages
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Andrea Thalasinos's debut novel is an inspiring story of how a single act of kindness can transform your life.

Rosalie MacKenzie is headed nowhere until she sees Smokey, a Siberian husky suffering from neglect. Rosalie finds the courage to rescue the dog, and—united by the bond of love that forms between them—they save each other.

Soon Rosalie and Smokey are immersed in the world of competitive dogsled racing. Days are filled with training runs, the stark beauty of rural Wisconsin, and the whoosh of runners on snow. Rosalie discovers that behind the modern sport lies a tragic history: the heartbreaking story of the Chukchi people of Siberia. When Stalin's Red Army displaced the Chukchi in 1929, many were killed and others lost their homes and their beloved Guardians—the huskies that were the soul and livelihood of their people.

Alternating between past and present, telling of a struggling Chukchi family and a young woman discovering herself, An Echo Through the Snow takes readers on a gripping, profound, and uplifting dogsled ride to the Iditarod and beyond, on a journey of survival and healing.

 

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Rosalie MacKenzie is feeling trapped. She’s a high school dropout, married in haste to a quick-tempered man, and about to lose yet one more going-nowhere job. When she spots a neglected and mistreated ... Read full review

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After leaving her abusive husband, Rosalie finds herself adopting an abused Siberian husky named Smokey. She soon falls into a new job, taking care of animals for a competitive dogsled racing team ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
15
Section 3
25
Section 4
32
Section 5
48
Section 6
53
Section 7
64
Section 8
69
Section 21
178
Section 22
195
Section 23
207
Section 24
226
Section 25
233
Section 26
247
Section 27
259
Section 28
267

Section 9
80
Section 10
86
Section 11
108
Section 12
113
Section 13
123
Section 14
129
Section 15
135
Section 16
138
Section 17
145
Section 18
147
Section 19
161
Section 20
164
Section 29
272
Section 30
281
Section 31
296
Section 32
305
Section 33
311
Section 34
320
Section 35
333
Section 36
337
Section 37
344
Section 38
353
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About the author (2012)

ANDREA THALASINOS, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at Madison College. Her respect for huskies grew while she was running her own sled team of six dogs. She helped found a dog rescue group in the upper Midwest for displaced northern breeds. Andrea lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. An Echo Through the Snow is her first novel.

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