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Snow Island ebook

by Katherine Towler


Snow Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Rhode Island, turns out to be the central character in this coming-of-age story set in 1941 - on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the third Katherine Towler book I have read

Snow Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Rhode Island, turns out to be the central character in this coming-of-age story set in 1941 - on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The island is beautifully described in all its moods, most of all in the heat of summer. Alice, the spunky 16-year-old who is the main character,keeps her family afloat by tending a groceries store. This is the third Katherine Towler book I have read. She paints a vivid picture of life on the island and allows the reader to get caught up in the story. Her characters are well developed and you actually feel for them as you read of their lives.

Sorry, Katherine Towler. If I ever write a novel, I will understand if it disappoints you. I really wanted to like this more.

This tender first novel follows the fate of 16-year-old Alice Daggett, who still feels the presence of her father who died six years earlier, and of George Tibbit, a reclusive loner who returns to the island each year in an excessive act of homage to the two women who raised him there.

Katherine Towler Author. Thrilled to have THE PENNY POET OF PORTSMOUTH featured in the Boston Globe, with huge thanks to writer James Sullivan and photographer Jonathan Wiggs. A ‘life off the grid’ for Portsmouth’s Penny Poet - The Boston Globe. Katherine Towler Author.

Snow Island, off Rhode Island, is not especially remote, but in the 1940s it. .

Snow Island, off Rhode Island, is not especially remote, but in the 1940s it is still without telephones and only recently has gotten electricity. There's only one store, run by Evelyn Daggett-or, rather, by Evelyn’s infinitely more efficient daughter Alice.

by. Towler, Katherine, 1956-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Tells the story of sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett and the inhabitants of an island in Narragansett Bay during World War II. show more. Format Hardback 287 pages.

Next book . Snow Island. 2002) A novel by Katherine Towler

Next book . 2002) A novel by Katherine Towler.

Последние твиты от Katherine Towler (erineTowler) Author of memoir THE PENNY POET OF PORTSMOUTH, from terpoint, and the SNOW ISLAND novels. Frequent birdwatcher.

Последние твиты от Katherine Towler (erineTowler). Author of memoir THE PENNY POET OF PORTSMOUTH, from terpoint, and the SNOW ISLAND novels.

What is life like for a girl coming of age in the shadow of World War II, a girl who lives on a small, isolated island populated by quahoggers and eccentrics?

This tender first novel follows the fate of sixteen-year-old Alice Daggett, who still feels the presence of her father who died six years earlier, and of George Tibbit, a reclusive loner who returns to the island each year in an excessive act of homage to the two women who raised him there.

Snow Island tells of their isolated lives and the impact that WWII has on all of their worlds. Both Alice and George find their lives linked, and changed, forever by the events that happen far from the small New England community that defines them.

Kirizius
Snow Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Rhode Island, turns out to be the central character in this coming-of-age story set in 1941 -- on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The island is beautifully described in all its moods, most of all in the heat of summer.

Alice, the spunky 16-year-old who is the main character,keeps her family afloat by tending a groceries store. Her father drowned in a boat accident; her mom is pretty useless. Through Alice we meet other characters -- Ethan the attractive but shifty lighthouse keeper, Alice's friends and the various summer people that come to the island. There is also the weird character of George -- a kind of semi-autistic man who went off the fight in the First World War and came back to find his two aunts who had raised him dead. He continues to visit the island once a year like clockwork just as the weather clears and summer begins.

Alice makes her mistakes (I won't include spoilers) and fights her way through them. The book is well-written and genial. My one criticism is that it while it eventually deals with very powerful issues of life and death, it fails to convey the intensity and sense of importance that some of them deserve. Tragic and ghastly events are descibed in a ho-hum way that somehow devalues their significance.
Thordira
Four stars to the author for a great read right up almost to the end. One star subtracted to give to the heroine of the story to find her way through the rest of her life that we are left wondering about after she abruptly leaves us.
Kekinos
I'd have to go back and look at the book again to remember in what person it was narrated, but I can say it is a thoroughly enjoyable book. It's easy to be involved with the characters and the author is a good writer.
Otrytrerl
Okay, the book was chosen by a member of my book club. I wasn't impressed and thought it would be just so-so; however, I was pleasantly surprised. I truly enjoyed the book, liked the way the characters developed throughout the book. I would recommend it.
Gigafish
This is the third Katherine Towler book I have read. She paints a vivid picture of life on the island and allows the reader to get caught up in the story. Her characters are well developed and you actually feel for them as you read of their lives.
Inabel
This book transported me to another time and place. An excellent depiction of island life.
Ballardana
loved this novel!
Somewhat slow moving and a little bit dark... I fell in love with 16 year old Alice as I followed her life on Snow Island. Beautifully written with descriptions that make you feel like you are there. You can picture the landscape of the island and you also can feel the isolation and quiet of life on the island. Then there is the life of George Tibbits, who returns to the island every summer at exactly the same time and in the same way year after year....reliving his return home after the great war. As he tries to make peace with his past, Alice is trying to figure out the present. At the end the reader is left hoping that both Alice and George can find happiness in their futures. This is a story of love and loss, of becoming stagnant or moving on.
Snow Island ebook
Author:
Katherine Towler
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Genre Fiction
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Publisher:
MacMurray & Beck; First Edition edition (February 1, 2002)
Pages:
287 pages
Rating:
4.4
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