Please note that the December book club meeting will take place on the second Tuesday of the month. This will be a virtual book club meeting. Please contact Kelsey at cvillehoosbookclub[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.
UVA alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends in the Charlottesville community are invited to join us for the UVA Club of Charlottesville’s virtual December book club, where we will discuss Eowyn Ivey’s novel The Snow Child.
About the Book: 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.
UVA Club of Charlottesville Book Club Order Form
Order your book for the UVA Club of Charlottesville Book Club by filling out the contact form below. We will give you a call when your book is ready, and you will be able to pay for your order over the phone at that time. We are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery (available for free within 8 miles of the shop), and shipping (normal rates apply).