Mabel and Jack move to the middle of the wilderness for a new start, trying to get past the grief at their childlessness. Their struggle against the elements and to overcome the distance that has grown between them fades briefly for a night where they madly make a child out of snow. And soon Faina appears, a child seemingly at home in the winter. She becomes a beloved part of their family, but her mystery, origin and future cause tension for their family and for Garrett, the son of their only friends, who falls in love with her.
This is one of my favourite books I have read in the last couple of years! I love the mixture of myth and reality, the immersion into and interest of living in the harsh climate, the beautifully painted characters and the thread of mystery that runs through the book.