Event Title: Eowyn Ivey Book Reading & Signing
Date/Time: Sat, Aug 24th 12:00pm
Location: Homer Public Library
Saturday, Aug 24, Noon
Eowyn Ivey will read from and sign copies of her book The Snow Child which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction.
The Snow Child takes place in Alaska, 1920, a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear Eowyn read from her work. Books will be available at the library, and Eowyn will sign books after the reading.