Annotations for Snow in Summer : Fairest of Them All


Baker & Taylor
Recasts the tale of Snow White, setting it in West Virginia in the 1940s with a stepmother who is a snake-handler.

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Baker & Taylor
The acclaimed author of The Devil's Arithmetic presents a reinterpretation of the classic Snow White tale in which ebony-haired, fair-skinned Summer loses her fairy-tale-like world after her mother dies and her father marries a woman who possesses magical mirrors and poison.

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Penguin Putnam
With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking Summer's mama with him, Summer's fairy-tale life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face, but Summer suspects she's up to no good - and is afraid she's powerless to stop her.

This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forget.



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