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Whiter Than Snow
Whiter Than Snow | Sandra Dallas
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From The New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale comes the moving and powerful story of a small town after a devastating avalanche, and the life changing effects it has on the people who live there Whiter Than Snow opens in 1920, on a spring afternoon in Swandyke, a small town near Colorado's Tenmile Range. Just moments after four o'clock, a large split of snow separates from Jubilee Mountain high above the tiny hamlet and hurtles down the rocky slope, enveloping everything in its path including nine young children who are walking home from school. But only four children survive. Whiter Than Snow takes you into the lives of each of these families: There's Lucy and Dolly Patchtwo sisters, long estranged by a shocking betrayal. Joe Cobb, Swandyke's only black resident, whose love for his daughter Jane forces him to flee Alabama. There's Grace Foote, who hides secrets and scandal that belies her genteel faade. And Minder Evans, a civil war veteran who considers his cowardice his greatest sin. Finally, there's Essie Snowball, born Esther Schnable to conservative Jewish parents, but who now works as a prostitute and hides her child's parentage from all the world. Ultimately, each story serves as an allegory to the greater theme of the novel by echoing that fate, chance, and perhaps even divine providence, are all woven into the fabric of everyday life. And it's through each character's defining moment in his or her past that the reader understands how each child has become its parent's purpose for living. In the end, it's a novel of forgiveness, redemption, survival, faith and family.
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mdm139
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Finished this book last night and this amazing street taco kit from Albertsons. I recommend both. The book was not what I was expecting but It gave me all the feels Read it with tissues, there will be some ugly crying at the end. @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54 #wintergames #teamnutcracker

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Bookworm54 Is this a TBR or holiday read? I can‘t tell from the blurb and want to make sure you have given yourself the right points! :) 1mo
Bookworm54 Fab :) 1mo
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Tea advent calendar day 5 is Maple Syrup Oolong. No need to add sugar or honey. There is some green tea so slight grassy taste but the maple helps. #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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I have busy day with family in town but I am going to take a moment to enjoy this cuppa. Today‘s advent tea is David‘s Breakfast blend. I loaded it with sugar and honey. And it a great way to start the day. #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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MidnightBookGirl Love the mug!
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One holiday tradition is I will get everyone frozen hot chocolate and give it to the kids at school pick up on Monday‘s in December. A little something for them to look forward too start their week. I started this book today and am enjoying it so far. I hope to tick off a few bingo squares with it. #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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Bookworm54 As someone with no current traditions, I like seeing these posts. This was my plan all along 🥰❄️ 1mo
LiteraryinLititz This is an awesome tradition! 1mo
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The title is a #cliche, and it‘s in the quote. #quotsynov17 @TK-421

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I couldn't find any rain in titles for #aprilbookshowers, but snow and storms are #weather. @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading True! ❄️❄️ 3y
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