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Summer Book Clubs on Ice: Smilla’s Sense of Snow

  • The Writer's Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV, 89101 United States (map)

The second of a trio of winter-themed book clubs, for readers looking to cool their imaginations over the long, hot summer.

Join us on Friday, August 17th at 6pm for a discussion of Peter Høeg’s suspenseful novel, Smilla’s Sense of Snow.

She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love. She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories—a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land. And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime. It happened in the Copenhagen snow. A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building. The police pronounce his death an accident. But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn’t fall from the roof on his own. Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow. For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes.

Paperback copies of Smilla’s Sense of Snow are available at the Book Shop. Attendees are expected to have to have read the book (or most of it) in advance. Light snacks and refreshments will be served during the book club. No RSVP is necessary.