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Snow Island (Tenth Anniversary Edition)
     

Snow Island (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

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by Katherine Towler
 

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On Snow Island, a remote community off the New England coast, sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett struggles to come to terms with her father's death while managing the family store. George Tibbits, a loner in his forties and owner of the island's twin houses, returns each year in an act of homage to the women who raised him there. While George tries to make peace with his

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On Snow Island, a remote community off the New England coast, sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett struggles to come to terms with her father's death while managing the family store. George Tibbits, a loner in his forties and owner of the island's twin houses, returns each year in an act of homage to the women who raised him there. While George tries to make peace with his troubled past and Alice befriends the twenty-six-year-old who tends the island lighthouse, both characters learn the hard lesson of what it means to love. This tender tale about the power of place and memory plumbs the depths of two unique and uncharted lives. As the country is drawn into World War II, George and Alice find their fates shaped by events that occur far from the island home that defines them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985607302
Publisher:
Mindstir Media
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Snow Island 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Peggy Mahoney More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for a story about life on the homefront during WWII. Instead, this is just a book about a young girl growing up. It is very predictable with an even more disappointing ending.
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theshippingnews More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot, which surprised me. It was recommended to me by a friend who classified as "chick lit." Which was her way of saying that she wasn't sure that I, as a man, would really get it. I suppose the truth is that it was jet well-written and the character were interesting and sympathetic. The only trouble I had with it was the ending. It seem to come bursting out of nowhere, as if the author had suddenly tired of writing the story or was up against a deadline. In spite of that, I really liked the book a lot.
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It took me a while to finish this book. It was just getting interesting when the story ended. I would have liked more of WWII and the aftermath instead of the beginning. I was saddened by the ending also. It was a slow read and I had to read other books in between.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a middle-aged man, I find I sometimes have a hard time connecting with teenaged girls as principal characters - just so far removed from my current stage of life. But it would be grossly oversimplifying to say that this book is just about a young girl coming of age. It has wonderfully rich characterizations of many different people at various stages of their life - including the island itself. A great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although Snow Island is a fiction novel, it can teach you about a person¿s life during world war two before the United States got involved. Katherine Towler writes this novel, Snow Island. The story takes place on a Island off the Eastern Coast, named Snow Island, during WW2. The story is about a sixteen-year-old girl and her family during the war, and how they survive without out her father or money, and operate a small store. Also, this book tells about the life of George Tibbits, a loner who has a past and present history on the Island. The author¿s vocabulary and subject is probably not suitable for children under fourteen years of age. Overall, I thought this book was excellent and downright well crafted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first, I thought this book was going to be like others I have read about a young girl growing up however, I soon found I was wrong. I loved the characters and the era of WWII history included. Well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has wonderful, interesting characters. It has an absorbing plot. It is about an interesting time in American history (as the US begins to get involved in WWII after Pearl Harbor). I tell you - buy it! Read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also look forward to the sequel, this would make a great movie. The descriptions are worded so effortlessly, they glide into your eyes and you feel you are there too... Don't miss reading this. Parts of the book remind me of stories my mother has told me about that era and her parents. A much more simple life, when a cup of sugar and a gallon of gas were appreciated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The care that has been taken with the writing of this novel is outstanding. The characters are unforgettable, the setting captivating, and the story one that will propel you eagerly forward. Towler draws you into the world of Snow Island at a pace that perfectly matches that of the island. Without pyrotechnics or fanfare, she seizes the reader's imagination and holds onto it, even after the final page has been turned. I hope the sequel is on its way because I long to return to Snow Island.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here's a novel that grows on you so slowly that it has almost enveloped you before you realize how powerful it is. Don't be lulled by the breezy ambiance of a forgotten summer island during the second World War. The war eventually envelops it -flowing to the deepest levels of the island and those who cherish it, much as it did Devon in 'A Separate Peace.' This is a serious read, but a very enjoyable and moving one with memorable charcters and an ending that keeps unfolding to unseen vistas and in beautifully unforseen ways- even to its final pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely,quiet romantic novel about a young girl who learns a lot about true love and the importance of family. The setting and characters are great. The theme of loneliness and the need for love is very moving.