Books

Light on SnowHis life torn apart by the tragic death of his wife and infant girl, architect Robert Dillon moves his 12-year-old daughter, Nicky, from the fast lanes of...Light on SnowFictionHis life torn apart by the tragic death of his wife and infant girl, architect Robert Dillon moves his 12-year-old daughter, Nicky, from the fast lanes of...2004-10-15Little Brown & Company
Light on Snow
B+

Light on Snow

Genre: Fiction; Author: Anita Shreve; Status: In Season; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

His life torn apart by the tragic death of his wife and infant girl, architect Robert Dillon moves his 12-year-old daughter, Nicky, from the fast lanes of Manhattan to a tucked-away hamlet in New Hampshire. During one of their afternoon walks in the snowy forest, the two happen upon an abandoned baby girl — launching them on an emotional roller coaster through various stages of grief, loneliness, and, ultimately, acceptance. While light on plot, Anita Shreve’s sentimental Light on Snow gently conveys the Dillons’ despair with simple images of a spartan home, a hushed widower who makes furniture in solitude, and a curious tween who longs for a tape recorder for Christmas.

Originally posted October 15 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

More from Our Partners