Seventeen-year-old Genesis's father ventures out on a lake in Northern Maine for one last catch of the season-and never returns. As the lake freezes over, so, too, do the lives and hopes of her family. Because with no body, and no hope of finding one until the lake thaws, the family is denied access to insurance money. As the long winter drags on, Genesis begins to unravel the truth behind the rumors-of an affair, and possibly worse-and for the first time, questions how well she, or anyone, really knew her dad. Her odyssey will take her into the thick woods along the Canadian border where her father worked at a logging camp . . . and into a romance she isn't sure she wants.
Taut, dark, and compelling, Season of Ice perfectly captures the complex, interior life of a young woman bracing for truth, inadvertently finding love, and waiting for answers that only the thaw can bring.
Diane Les Becquets is the author of Love, Cajun Style and The Stones of Mourning Creek, and was awarded the prestigious PEN American/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor writing award for Season of Ice. She currently lives in New Hampshire where she is the director of creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and is on the faculty of the university's low-residency M.F.A. program.
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Seventeen-year-old Genesis Sommer is living a normal life.
It's late fall in northern Maine. She goes to school and she has a part time job as a waitress at the Lazy Moose, a local restaurant. She has a stepmother and twins as half-brothers. Her father works at a logging camp, where he stays for long periods of time.
One day her father left for work, dropping her off with her uncle Perry to work on her car. That was the last time Genesis saw him.
The police started looking for Mike Sommer right away. They found his boat on the lake. Then the lake froze over. There is no body as evidence that Mike is dead. Genesis won't believe it until there is proof. Her life has changed now.
The winter is neverending. Genesis hears rumors about her father. She begins to search for herself for the truth about the man she thought she knew everything about.
From the start of this book, I was hooked. Though it is not normally the type of book I would read, I loved it none the less.
Genesis was a great, strong character who was easy to relate to. After hearing the rumors Genesis was told about her father, even I had no idea what happened to him. I was happy with the ending, although I would have liked to have known more about what happens later on. Other than that, SEASON OF ICE was a really good story.
If you ever come across it, you should pick it up.
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