An Echo Through the Snow: A Novel
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing
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