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Winter Does Exist!

We finally have some snow here in St. Louis, too late for a White Christmas, but better late than never!  I was giving up hope of Winter ever making an appearance, what with all the 50-60 degree days in November and December.

So, to celebrate Winter’s return, I thought I would recommend some snow/winter related books to read on those newly arrived cold winter nights:

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett.

The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he’s ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government’s controlling grasp. Willo’s survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers – all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he’s always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows.


Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley.




After Michael’s parents die, he is invited to stay with his guardian in a desolate country house. He begins to suspect something is not quite right on the day he arrives when he spots a mysterious woman out in the frozen mists. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself. His guardian is rarely seen, and there’s a malevolent force lurking in an old hallway mirror. As the chilling suspense builds, Michael realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many more secrets-both dead and alive.







And lastly a Missouri centric book, Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell.

When Ree Dollys father skips bail, the 16-year-old knows if he doesn’t show up, her family will lose their home. Her goal had been to leave her life of poverty and join the Army, but first she must find her father, teach her little brothers to fend for themselves, and escape a downward spiral of misery.

Most people will know that this novel received the Hollywood treatment.  It was the big screen debut of Jennifer Lawrence before Katniss and The Hunger Games.


So, enjoy these books along with St. Louis’s first snow – at least whilst it lasts!

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