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Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

Goodreads Summary: Walking in the snow near their New Hampshire home, a father and daughter come upon an abandoned infant, wrapped in a bloody towel. For the father, this chance discovery reopens a wound: Two years before, he had lost his wife and toddler daughter in a car crash. Now the chance finding of the baby places him on a winding path toward healing

My views: It’s a story of hard circumstances, overwhelming emotions and survival within them. The book is told in the voice of 12 year old Nicole or Nicky who lives with her father after her mother and young sister die in a car accident. This is a story of their lives and how an incident changes it. Anita has done a good job thinking and writing in the voice of a 12 year old. It’s no mean feat but she has accomplished it. There aren’t many twists and turns (as I would like to read) but I took it as a simple story of survival and trying to change one’s life for the better from the perspective of Nicky.

A short read, this may be good for some thinking (neither too light nor too heavy).

2.5/5 – Somewhere between ‘It was OK’ and ‘I liked it’.



Often seen with a nose buried in a book, you might spy me at a library while 500 unread books adorn my shelf. At other times, I'm busy travelling solo, eating out or looking for my new escapades. You will always find me doing too much all at once.

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