Light on Snow Author:Anita Shreve Snowshoeing over crusted snow in the woods near their home, 2 year old Nicky Dillion and her father come upon something shocking. There in the pristine winter scene, an abandoned baby wails, its survival made possible only by the coincidence of their having chosen this path for their late afternoon outing. — In the days and weeks that follow, Nic... more »ky glimpses corners of the adult world that she never dreamed existed. As she follows the fate of the baby girl and talks with police officers assigned to investigate, Nicky for the first time asks questions about her life's srange shape. Why has her father moved them to this isloated New England farmhouse? How can they come to terms with the tragedy they left behind? And how can she bridge the chasm between his needs and her own growingsense of the world?
Nicky's ideas about life are thrown into into stark relief by the arrival of a young woman haunted by her own terrible choices. Together Nicky, her father, and thius woman must work their way through a thicket of decisions, each one seeming to carry equal possibilitiesof heartbreak or redemption.« less