Light on Snow

Light on Snow

A Novel

Large Print - 2004 | Doubleday large print home library edition.
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Snowshoeing in the woods near their home, twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon and her father come upon something shocking. There, in the pristine winter scene, an abandoned baby wails. In the days and weeks that follow, Nicky glimpses corners of an adult world she never dreamed existed. As she follows the baby girl's fate, she asks questions for the first time about her own life's strange shape. Why has her father moved them to this isolated New England farmhouse? How can they come to terms with the tragedy they left behind? And how can she bridge the chasm between his needs and her own growing sense of the world? Nicky's ideas about life are thrown into stark relief by the arrival of a young woman haunted by her own terrible choices. Together, Nicky, her father, and this woman must work their way through a thicket of decisions.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Co.,, [2004]
©2004.
Edition: Doubleday large print home library edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004.
ISBN: 9780316000710
031600071X
9780739448175
073944817X
Characteristics: 353 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Summary: Snowshoeing in the woods near their home, twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon and her father come upon something shocking. There, in the pristine winter scene, an abandoned baby wails. In the days and weeks that follow, Nicky glimpses corners of an adult world she never dreamed existed. As she follows the baby girl's fate, she asks questions for the first time about her own life's strange shape. Why has her father moved them to this isolated New England farmhouse? How can they come to terms with the tragedy they left behind? And how can she bridge the chasm between his needs and her own growing sense of the world? Nicky's ideas about life are thrown into stark relief by the arrival of a young woman haunted by her own terrible choices. Together, Nicky, her father, and this woman must work their way through a thicket of decisions.

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JPfaff99 Aug 27, 2012

A sweet , heartfelt and easy read. It took me back to my childhood.

prkmbc Sep 10, 2011

January 2006

ParkRidgeRS Dec 09, 2010

Widowed father and preteen daughter living in rural New England find an abandoned newborn in the woods. Those who enjoy Anne Rivers Siddons or Anna Quindlan would enjoy this issue driven novel with well developed characters and light but literay prose.

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Mar 20, 2010

A wonderful and engrosssing story. Shreve captures the heart of a twelve year old perfectly.

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GingerKaren
Dec 22, 2004

Sometimes there is luck and sometimes there is serendipity. The difference, I think, is that luck is random and serendipity happens because it is meant to. Twelve-year-old Nicky and her father find a baby in the woods near their home while they are snowshoeing. This discovery changes them and helps them recover parts of their lives that have remained chained to the past. This book could be a recitation of tragic events, but instead through her quiet prose and stunning descriptions Anita Shreve has created a masterpiece.

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