Andrea Thalasinos's debut novel is an inspiring story of how a single act of kindness can transform your life.
Rosalie MacKenzie is headed nowhere until she sees Smokey, a Siberian husky suffering from neglect. Rosalie finds the courage to rescue the dog, and—united by the bond of love that forms between them—they save each other.
Soon Rosalie and Smokey are immersed in the world of competitive dogsled racing. Days are filled with training runs, the stark beauty of rural Wisconsin, and the whoosh of runners on snow. Rosalie discovers that behind the modern sport lies a tragic history: the heartbreaking story of the Chukchi people of Siberia. When Stalin's Red Army displaced the Chukchi in 1929, many were killed and others lost their homes and their beloved Guardians—the huskies that were the soul and livelihood of their people.
Alternating between past and present, telling of a struggling Chukchi family and a young woman discovering herself, An Echo Through the Snow takes readers on a gripping, profound, and uplifting dogsled ride to the Iditarod and beyond, on a journey of survival and healing.
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An Echo Through The Snow
This was the most wonderful, heart wrenching dog lovers story! Actually, I had no idea some of the story took place in Minnesota, my birth place. Andrea was able to weave a tale of two women from different times and places that grabs your heart strings and doesn't let go. It makes you think long and hard about exactly what is involved in dog sled racing. The incredible skill involved, the astronomical cost to maintain and the unending love for their dogs. This is a story that will seep deep down into your soul. Wonderful writing.