Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Light on Snow by Anita Shreve

Light on Snow

by Anita Shreve

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,751632,131 (3.45)70



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 70 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 63 (next | show all)
Good family book. ( )
  jeanniea | Jul 29, 2016 |
This book had been sitting on my bookshelves for years. I must have purchased it at a book sale or yard sale because someone's name is on the front page. I absolutely loved it. Such simple prose but what insight we get into the thoughts and feelings of Nikki, her father, Charlotte, and even the police chief. I think the fact that there were so few characters helped with the stark simplicity of the story and since it is told from the perspective of the little girl Nikki, we were able to fully understand this sensitive child's thoughts and her interaction with her father and also with Charlotte was wonderful. I absolutely loved it, and I do think it would be a great movie. Highly recommended. ( )
  EllenCam | May 11, 2015 |
I would have liked more depth from the characters...it was like pulling teeth to get to know them. In this type of book I want to know them so well by the end that I will miss our everyday encounters. Still a good read. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
this was more compelling in theory than in actuality. interesting premise but i wasn't too engaged with any of the characters. an ok read but one that (would have benefited from, and) could have brought up more (or deeper) philosophical questions pretty easily, but mostly sidestepped them. ( )
  elisa.saphier | Sep 28, 2014 |
Not bad. As a guilty pleasure, I generally like books written from an adolescent POV (as long as they're well written), and this was one of those. Nothing earth-shattering here, but it held my interest and certainly started off with a bang. ( )
  fefferbooks | May 12, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 63 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For my mother
First words
Beyond the window of my father's shop, midwinter light skims the snow.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Widow and his surviving daughter discover a neborn left to die in the snow. A mysterious visitor to their home turns out to be the baby's mother.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316014281, Mass Market Paperback)

What makes a family? That's what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father discover a wailing abandoned baby in the snow-filled woods near their New Hampshire home. Through the days that follow, the Dillons and an unexpected visitor who soon turns up at their door-a young woman evidently haunted by her own terrible choices-face a thicket of decisions, each seeming to carry equal possibilities of heartbreak and redemption. Writing with all the emotional resonance that has drawn millions of readers around the world to her fiction, Anita Shreve unfolds in Light on Snow a tender and surprising novel about love and its consequences.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:37 -0400)

(see all 6 descriptions)

When a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, the event forever alters the 11-year-old's understanding of the world. A brilliant and beautiful contemporary novel about love and memory from the author of the bestselling novels All He Ever Wanted and The Pilots Wife.… (more)

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
877 avail.
26 wanted
2 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.45)
0.5 1
1 18
1.5 5
2 50
2.5 15
3 222
3.5 73
4 235
4.5 9
5 67

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,639,302 books! | Top bar: Always visible