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Snow Island

Towler, Katherine

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ISBN 10: 193156101X / ISBN 13: 9781931561013
Published by MacAdam/Cage, San Francisco, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Inscribed by author on title page; Clean Tight and sound; Author's first novel. ; 8vo; 287 pages; hardcover; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 4656

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Title: Snow Island

Publisher: MacAdam/Cage, San Francisco

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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What is life like for a girl coming of age in the shadow of World War II, a girl who lives on a small, isolated island populated by quahoggers and eccentrics?

This tender first novel follows the fate of sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett, who still feels the presence of her father who died six years earlier, and of George Tibbit, a reclusive loner who returns to the island each year in an excessive act of homage to the two women who raised him there.

Snow Island tells of their isolated lives and the impact that WWII has on all of their worlds. Both Alice and George find their lives linked, and changed, forever by the events that happen far from the small New England community that defines them.

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Ms. Towler's book is a piece of classical music—haunting, heartbreaking, resplendent. Her scenes are so clear, you can taste the pie, smell the air, and feel the summer sun on the back of your neck. Her characters are so alive they make you want to jump into the pages to help them.

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