As Snow Falls

As Snow Falls

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ISBN-13: 9781482779707
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2013
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Elle grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Since then she moved to Florida where she has spent a decade teaching junior high science. As much as she adores her students and the excitement of teaching she has decided to follow her dreams and publish her many stories that she has written over the years.

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As Snow Falls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JCD2 More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful story!  It starts with an old woman isolated in the woods with only her memories.  The story follows the woman's life from childhood, to a free-spirit and then on to adulthood, marriage and family.  It is the story of awakening, love and loss, in other words, human life.  Elle Klass poignantly reminds us that we are born alone and die alone.
LynelleClark More than 1 year ago
Thought-provoking story. I received the book from the author for an honest review. A beautiful, short story, of a woman that reflects back on her life while watching the snow fall from her small house. The author takes you back from the day that the woman was born, which I found very noteworthy. The potty training, learning to walk, her relationship with her sister, all this was part of the shaping process for her. You learn about her experiences, her journey to adulthood, her love and the choices and how it had influenced her throughout her years: from a baby to a ripe old age. You learn how her love life was affected by two men who cared for her deeply, protecting her, even if she didn't know it at first. It is a story of reflection, remembering and enjoying the fruits of your labor in a thought-provoking way. Great story, wonderfully written with enough information that really helps you to connect with her and her life. A quote that fits this book perfectly: "Live a good and honorable life. Then when you are older you can look back and enjoy it a second time." Dalai Lama
Candi_Silk More than 1 year ago
Unforgettable, emotion-tugging journey! Deciding to purchase and read As Snow Falls by Elle Klass hinged on something intriguing that many authors have attempted to do: Pigeon-hole human behavior and/or the human experience. From the 1984 popular and somewhat controversial Passages by Gail Sheehy through current day, countless authors have taken on that challenge of defining the human journey. But often the approach is to lump our human experiences into big chunky categories, e.g., the teens, the 20s, 30s, 40s, etcetera. I think you get the picture. Elle Klass goes beyond that. Rather than trying to squeeze the entire universe into bulky packages or compartments, the author takes a single life, and, As Snow Falls, tells the reader a story, simple and plain, but one loaded with a lifetime of heart-tugging experiences. The book is simple enough, but deep as the falling snow with heart-touching passages of time from the vantage point of one individual and her radiating circles of relationships that begin to form and expand over time, as full-sized characters come to life. Klass breaks through another barrier. As a reader, I love dialogue; I thrive on it. This is a telling story, but is it ever real, so real it becomes an experience of intimacy for the reader. I loved the simple “telling.” Klass’s blend of words and sentences not only reveal the heart of her story, but exposes the reader’s feelings at every level. Thus that feeling of intimacy with the central character, Storm, as she shares the reflections of her life. The author chooses a perfect setting as she unravels her story. A mountain cabin, simply furnished, but rich with memories of the passage of time, as the rocking chair creaks quietly, and As Snow Falls outside. Klass leaves nothing out. Her story is rich with emotion, complete with phases, ages and stages, and pivotal points and places that form the dots along life’s path that we often fail to connect, until we reflect, quietly. This is a story about aspirations, dreams, falling down and getting up, and following dreams again. You’ll come face to face with the simple arithmetic of life, the adding and the subtracting, the gains, the losses, and rewards. But it all adds up as reflections of memories, As Snow Falls. It is a beautifully written excursion of the human experience. Imagine gathering with a few close friends up at the mountain cabin, favorite beverage at hand, and crackling fire in the hearth. The author, Elle Klass, is seated before us in a rocking chair, gives us a smile, nods toward the large picture window framing the snowy night, and quietly says, “As Snow Falls, let me tell you a story.” And Klass does just that, an evening filled with Five-Stars of enjoyment from her emotion-tugging story. As Snow Falls has earned a permanent place on my women’s fiction shelf. And I gladly give another Five-Stars for the selection of the book’s cover which was illustrated by Renae Van Brunt, the author’s daughter. In a world where everything screams for attention with vivid color, the simple, subtle drawing was a welcome relief. Congratulations! A high-Klass piece of work, Ms. Klass, in every sense of the word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely story about love and life. The protagonist varies her view points as she travels through life from emotional teen to wife, mother, and grandmother. She inwardly battles between her first love and true love, eventually finding her place between the two.Her feelings are true to life. No matter how many times I read, knowing exactly what is going to haooen, I cry both tears of sadness and tears of joy. A timeless novel.
susanneleist More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! The book begins with an old woman sitting in a cabin in the woods with snow falling around her. You get the feeling she is alone as she reminisces about her long life. Why is she sitting by herself? The scene feels melancholy and sets the tone for the book. The main character is a restless spirit who refuses to follow the foolishness of others. She was able to see through people even at a young age. She has loved and lost, and then found true love again. She lived life to the fullest by her own rules and managed very well. She traveled the world and raised a family. But there was always a question that needed to be answered. She had to know what really happened to her boyfriend who went to war. She finds this answer and finds out a lot about herself and the others around her. Read this book and you won't be disappointed.