Snow in Summer

Snow in Summer

Fairest of Them All

Book - 2011
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With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking Summer's mama with him, Summer's fairy-tale life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face, but Summer suspects she's up to no good - and is afraid she's powerless to stop her.

This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forget.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780399256639
Branch Call Number: j F YOLEN J
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 22 cm.


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Oct 12, 2019

Such a beautiful story! The characters, setting and plot are easy to visualize. I couldn't put this book down, even with a satisfying ending.
:) LOVED IT! A more realistic version of "Snow White".
"Snow in Summer" will haunt your minds forever in a magical sense!

indigo_nightingale_55 Sep 20, 2015

This a great book. I love how Summer reads fairytales and doesn't realize that she is living one. This is one of my favorite fairy tale turned reality books.

Jun 15, 2014

It was cute. I liked it

Jul 06, 2013

I adore this! The story is an eerie setting of magic twisted in with depression-era realism. The ending was too rushed, but the characters were great, and I had a hard time putting this book down.

Jun 28, 2013

This was the strangest modern fairy tale... not because it was "tongue-in-cheek" but because it is a modern story (or a hillfolk retelling of the story from earlier in the century) that acknowledges the existence of fairy tales. Summer reads the green and orange books of fairy tales and is well versed in the story of Snow White... she just doesn't realize she is LIVING the story of Snow White.

This is a wonderful story, read it!

May 22, 2013

I liked the 1930s Appalacian setting, but the book didn't live up to the setup of the first couple of chapters for me. It was a great setup and then a rushed, odd ending.

Jun 22, 2012

Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . who's the wickedest step-mother of all? Summer's Stepmama, who'll stop at nothing to get a few more years of youth, and a key piece of real estate.


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