A middle-aged couple decide to farm at the frontier in Alaska after they lose a baby which is stillborn. However, their self-imposed isolation isn’t complete when they befriend some neighbouring farmers, but they then subsequently come across a child in the wilderness. The Girl seems to know the terrain better than most men and seems to have supernatural survival skills.
This is quite a haunting tale of hardship and survival in rough terrain, but what’s special about this story is that the author makes you fall in love with all the characters and so you don’t want to lose any of them by the time you come to the third part of the book. I found myself finishing the book in two sittings as I wanted to know how the story would end for Faina, the girl found in the woods.
A captivating novel that really is a shame to pass up, especially at this time of year.
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