Heather's Picks

Heather found her way to Phoenix Books after retiring from full-time teaching. Her primary interest is in fiction, but she also ventures into poetry, nature, gardening, biography, history, and mystery. Lately, she has been reading some middle grade fiction to help young people.

The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey

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A childless couple move to Alaska in the 1920's to become homesteaders.  Their lives are transformed by the snow child who enters their lives and reclaims their hearts.  Based on a Russian fairy tale, this story will keep you enchanted from start to end.  Mysterious.  Mystical.

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ISBN: 9780316175678
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - February 1st, 2012

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

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Canadian writer Munro's collection of stories show how women can transcend the most difficult of circumstances. The examples range from a woman trapped in an emotionally abusive marriage to a young woman who cares for a terminally ill veteran.

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ISBN: 9780307390349
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Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 2010