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A darkly comic, absurdist, and highly original story of one woman’s quest to find herself. In the dead of winter, her marriage over, a young woman leaves New York City with her two cats and drives north with little more than a few cans of Spam and the vague hope of reinventing herself from ground zero. Reality becomes as unpredictable as the weather in this debut novel.
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Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry & Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. www.cynthiarylant.com.
LAUREN STRINGER is the award-winning author and illustrator of Winter is the Warmest Season and the illustrator of many other picture books. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at www.laurenstringer.com
A young woman whose marriage has not so inexplicably ended?it's clear that she is not very good at commitment?packs up her two cats and heads north, ending up in a snowbound cabin. Yes, she's about to exorcise all her demons, but it's not every coming-apart novel that features talking cats. Vinnie is prone to lecture our heroine, but he's devoted and reliable?he even struggles to devise snowshoes for himself. Sophie is the expressive one who makes up exquisite dances. Out in the blinding white snow to get provisions, the woman encounters an extremely obnoxious polar bear that she has apparently conjured up herself?her "worse nightmare," ready to take her back through her childhood. As those memories leak from an injury in her thigh, we see a little girl who has slowly had the life knocked out of her?until finally a mysterious visitor, somehow resembling a better version of the heroine, comes to the cabin to tend her. This debut by a playwright/actress may sound precious, preposterous, and obvious, and it is; but it's also intriguing, imaginative, and compulsively readable.?Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
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Book Description Harcourt, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Howie, Betsy. SNOW. NY: Harcourt Brace & Company, c1998. First printing. 151pp, 8vo, New hardbound in d/w,. Seller Inventory # 44866
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