May 30th – Thursday – 7:00 pm – Downtown Library
Come see Eowyn Ivey, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, give a presentation about her novel “The Snow Child”. “The Snow Child”, based on a Russian fairy tale, is about a 1920s Alaska homesteading couple who desperately long for a child they can’t have and build one from snow instead. The following morning snow child is gone, but a small, elusive girl begins appearing around their homestead.
Eowyn Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live here with her husband and two daughters. As a family they have chosen a sustenance based lifestyle; they harvest salmon and wild berries, keep a vegetable garden, turkeys and chickens, and they hunt caribou, moose, and bear for meat. They haul water each week for their holding tank and gather rainwater for their animals and garden. Their primary source of home heat is a woodstove, and they harvest and cut their own wood.
This event is open to all ages. There will be a book signing following the presentation.