Smilla's Sense of SnowBook - 1993
A Time Best Book of the Year · An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year · A People Best Book of the Year · Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award · A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel · "Seductive... a superbly constructed thriller."--- People · "Splendid entertainment...The suspense novel as exploration of the heart."--- The New York Times Book Review · "Astonishing... Like John le Carré and Graham Greene before him, Peter Høeg has given a thriller moral and political resonance."--- Los Angeles Times · "A considerable achievement, a riveting suspense tale."---Jane Smiley, The Washington Post Book World · "A book of considerable intelligence...Demands to be read aloud and savored."--- The New Yorker · "Wonderful...A thriller like no other."--- Newsweek · "Enchanting."--- Chicago Tribune · "Beautifully written and beautifully translated."--- The Seattle Times · "The best [thriller] I've read in years."--- The New Republic · "Peter Høeg has shown himself to be a writer of real stature."--- The Times (London) · "One never wants to stop reading."--- Orlando Sentinel
First published in 1992, Smilla's Sense of Snow instantly became an international sensation. When caustic Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor---a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend---has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder. Unpredictable to the last page, Smilla's Sense of Snow is one of the most beautifully written and original crime stories of our time, a new classic.
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Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Inuit who lives in Copenhagen and refuses to fit in. When her only friend, a six year old neighbour, dies, she decides to investigate using her stubbornness and her vast knowledge of snow.
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