Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wintery Books?

What I want to know today is … what are the most “wintry” books you can think of? The ones that most embody Winter?
I was thinking that Smilla's Sense of Snow is surely Very Wintry.
Or The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper?
A Christmas Carol and Doctor Zhivago and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?
The Virgin in the Ice was VERY wintry-it's a mystery featuring Brother Cadfael written by Edith Pargeter as Ellis Peters. (These are really good historical mysteries, not to be missed.)

Two Old Women is a novel by Vellma Wallis, set in Fairbanks, Alaska.In archaic times: Two old women spend the winter abandoned by their tribe in the wilderness.

Can you think of any others you would recommend? Let me know in your comments below:

Talk to you later, in the white cold...

Winter lies too long in country towns;
hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Willa Cather, My Antonia


TM said...

I have read Smilla's Sense of Snow, Two Old Women,and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I enjoyed two of them,,, can you guess which one I didn"t like? .............hmm What about Snow Falling on Cedars and oh... what is it...........The Shipping News....I loved that one! and Ire ad one set in Door county that was wintery,,,,Michele

Anonymous said...

Ethan Frome