The Snow Falcon

The Snow Falcon

by Stuart Harrison


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An extraordinary story of redemption and love. In a small town in the Pacific Northwest, Susan Baker is struggling with the consequences of the death of her husband in a shooting accident, witnessed by her son Jamie, who has withdrawn into introverted silence. When Michael Somers returns to the town where he grew up, provoking resentment and suspicion among the members of the tightknit community, Susan and Jamie are drawn into the middle of a complex drama.
Michael is a solitary figure who has spent time incarcerated for something that happened years ago, but which had its genesis long before that, during his troubled childhood. Shunned by the community, Michael struggles to make sense of his life. When he finds a wounded falcon in the mountains, the injured bird becomes a possible route towards redemption and understanding for both Michael and his neighbour's son, Jamie. The relationship that develops between man and boy, and also Jamie's mother, Susan is at the heart of the story. However, it is also the spark that ignites tensions among the townspeople and leads to explosive consequences.
This is a novel about people struggling with their lives and the things that made them who they are. The characters are forced to confront both their strengths and flaws, and to make decisions that determine their futures. Some choose to face their personal demons, but others refuse to recognise their failings, instead compounding their past mistakes, until they threaten to destroy everything around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473232184
Publisher: Stuart Harrison
Publication date: 01/05/2013
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 342,467
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stuart Harrison grew up in England, but now lives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. He is the author of five previously published novels, including The Snow Falcon which was translated into twelve languages and became an international bestseller when it was released in 1999. This version of The Snow Falcon has been completely rewritten and revised for release in 2013 as both a print book and ebook.

A new novel, The Flyer, has also been released. Set before and during the First World War in England and France, the story is about the relationships between three people. Two of them, Elizabeth and Christopher come from wealthy, privileged backgrounds, whereas William Reynolds begins life as the penniless son of blacksmith. By a quirk of fate, William is educated at a private school, which gives him entry to Elizabeth's and Christopher's world. The relationships they form are, however, impacted by the social codes of the time, and the consequences are magnified by the outbreak of war.
This novel took two years to write, and is certain to appeal to everyone who enjoyed The Snow Falcon.

More information can be found at where the author can also be contacted.

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The Snow Falcon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at a thrift store. It is a wonderful story, well written. A story that you won't forget. I am looking forward to reading this author again.
Brownhawk More than 1 year ago
I read this book in paperbook some years ago and absolutely loved it. I'm so happy to now own it on my Nook reader.
KestrelGarden on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The falcon's part of this story soars above the human plots, which involve some stereotypic characterizations. These are surpassed by Harrison's exquisite prose in the falcon passages, which make the story overall quite reqarding. I read this several years ago and vividly recall the pleasure.
mramos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is well written. The prose allows you to experience the emotions of the chrcaters, including the falcon. The book starts when Michael Somers returns to his hometown in northern British Columbia after many years absence he is shunned by the community. Alone and the subject of malicious gossip he attempts to come to terms with the traumatic events of his past. As well as being a story of redemption, this is a dramatic tale of love, jealousy and insecurity in the pressure cooker of a tight knit community where emotions build to an explosive climax.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a delicately written quiet story of the crippling weight of painful secrets and personal loss. The story of the damaged gyr falcon and its struggle toward healing and freedom closely paralleld that of both the man and the boy as they bond in the still and glacial beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was heart felt and easy to read.the romance and danger was a tapistry of exitment.raising a falcon in this book made it intreaging.