I’ll be traveling to a cold and snowy place for a couple of weeks, so I read a cold and snowy story in preparation. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey was on my reading list for years, and maybe that anticipation gave me too high expectations for this book. It is a well-written story that takes its time. It was enjoyable and has the quality of a fable or fairy tale. It didn’t alter my life, but it did prepare me for snow.