An Echo Through the Snow

An Echo Through the Snow

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Rosalie MacKenzie is headed nowhere until the day she sees Smokey, a Siberian husby suffering from neglect. She rescues him and they become immersed in the world of competitive dogsled racing. She discovers that behind the modern sport lies a tragic history: the heartbreaking story of the Chukchi people of Siberia. When Stalin's Red Army displaced the Chukchi in 1929, many were killed and lost their beloved huskies that were the soul and livelihood of their people. The story alternates between past and present, telling of a struggling Chukchi family and a young woman discovering herself on a journey of survival and healing.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2013
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780765332530
0765332531
Branch Call Number: F THA NVD
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 21 cm

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ltrout Dec 10, 2012

What a pleasant surprise! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. She did a great job weaving the past and present together, and really brought out the best and worst of humans. I hope this is the first of many novels for her!

LaughingOne Dec 06, 2012

I had a little trouble shifting between the past and the present initially, partly because I wanted to know what was going to happen next with whichever story I was currently reading, and I felt annoyed when the next page took me to the other time period. But I got over that pretty fast. Thalasinos' writing drew me in: her descriptions, the language and the stories themselves, kept me reading late into the night. I wanted to know what happened next; I HAD to know what happened next. Jeaantaa and Rosalie are both trapped in the circumstances of their lives. How they confront those circumstances differs, but both show great courage to make the changes necessary, and for both, the bonds with the huskies in their lives are extremely important. An excellent read!

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