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Light On Snow
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'I watched my father run forward in his snowshoes the way one sometimes does in dreams, unable to make the legs move fast enough. I ran to the place where he knelt. I looked down into the sleeping bag. A tiny face gazed up at me, the eyes wide despite their many folds. The baby was wrapped in a bloody towel, and its lips were blue.' The events of a December afternoon on which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow will forever alter eleven-year- old Nicky Dillon's understanding of the world which she is about to enter and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put behind him an unthinkable tragedy; a young woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is superseded only by his sense of justice. Written from the point of view of thirty-year-old Nicky as she recalls the vivid images of that fateful December, hers is a tale of love and courage, of tragedy and redemption, and of the ways in which the human heart always seeks to heal itself.
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Anita Shreve is the author of ten other novels including the international bestsellers The Pilot's Wife, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

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ALL HE EVER WANTED: 'Anita Shreve's assured, subtle writing makes this more than a typical tale of Victorian marital oppression' TELEGRAPH 'It is fluent and purposeful in its portrayal of the despair and claustrophobia seething beneath an ordered surface' THE TIMES 'As Trollope was in his day, Shreve is prolific, polished, unputdownable. Above all, she delivers serious topics with a readable touch' GUARDIAN The Last Time They Met "Exquisitively vivid and evocative" - Mail on Sunday Sea Glass "A fluent and beautifully visualised novel of emotional discovery" - Sunday Times

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