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The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey – Set in the 1920s the novel tells the story of a childless couple who move to Alaska looking for a fresh start. When a young girl suddenly appears from the woods and begins to slowly approach the couple they are baffled. Is this the child they'd always prayed for? Or is the girl something more than she appears? What they discover will forever change the couple and the way they view their world. (from A Bit Bookish:JB pop-Eggs @

For this person, when it snowed and the kids carved out little caves, they would sit there all afternoon with a book. No snowball fights for them.

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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof, born November 20 1858 at Mårbacka in Eastern Ämtervik parish in Värmland , died March 16 1940 at Mårbacka , is one of the most successful and respected authors . Selma Lagerlof was 33 when her debut novel Gösta Berling's Saga was published in 1891 . She was awarded the Nobel Prize, as the first female, for literature in 1909 .