Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top 10 books set in a wintry landscape

Megan Miranda was a scientist and high school teacher before writing her first novel Fracture, which came out of her fascination with scientific mysteries—especially those associated with the brain.

Miranda has a BS in biology from MIT and spent her post-college years either rocking a lab coat or reading books. She lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, where she volunteers as an MIT Educational Counselor.

One of Miranda's top ten books set in a wintry landscape, as told to the Guardian:
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder

This novel in verse begins in the fall and quickly transitions to winter with a brutal snowstorm. Alice is stranded in a car with her stepmother and infant half-sister for days with very little food and even less warmth. The wintry landscape here is alternately terrifying and beautiful, as Alice and her stepmother look for a way out, and find much more. This is a touching story of loss and hope, and one I won't soon forget.
Read about another novel on the list.

Writers Read: Lisa Schroeder.

--Marshal Zeringue