Light on Snow

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Little, Brown, 2004 - Abandoned children - 273 pages
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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woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is superseded only by his sense of justice.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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User Review  - EllenCam - LibraryThing

This book had been sitting on my bookshelves for years. I must have purchased it at a book sale or yard sale because someone's name is on the front page. I absolutely loved it. Such simple prose but ... Read full review

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User Review  - whybehave2002 - LibraryThing

I would have liked more depth from the was like pulling teeth to get to know them. In this type of book I want to know them so well by the end that I will miss our everyday encounters. Still a good read. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Anita Shreve is the author of eleven novels including the international bestsellers The Pilot's Wife, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

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