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by Jill Bialosky

  • ISBN: 0151006857
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Jill Bialosky
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harcourt; 1 edition (July 23, 2002)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1380 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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House under snow/Jill Bialosky. That’s why I’m compelled to tell this story-don’t we all have one secret that has shaped us we are burning to reveal?-to convince myself that I’m entitled to my own life. We never forget childhood.

House under snow/Jill Bialosky. 1st ed. p. cm. ISBN 0-15-100685-7. ISBN 0-15-602746-1 (pb. 1. Mothers and daughters-Fiction. 2. Paternal deprivation-Fiction. It is always planted there like a white house on top of a steep hill. My memories are harsh but necessary.

Jill Bialosky received an . in writing from Johns Hopkins University, and an . from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

Poet Bialosky (Subterranean) perfectly captures the confusion, passion, and pain of teenage love in her first novel. Anna Crane narrates the story of her childhood during the Sixties and Seventies. Jill Bialosky received an . from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Norton, she lives in New York with her husband and son.

She was forgetful and spacey; she looked, if not for gravity, as if she might float away.

She was forgetful and spacey; she looked, if not for gravity, as if she might float away in mounds in the basement while our mother went through the motions of painting the house. Our neighborhood was filled with sluggish, unhappy women who dealt with the ennui of domesticity by pouring a five o’clock cocktail or popping Valium or amphetamines disguised as diet pills

House Under Snow book. Jill Bialosky was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

House Under Snow book. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Ohio University and received a Master of Arts degree from the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her collections of poems are Subterranean (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001) and The End of Desire (1997). Bialosky is also the author of Jill Bialosky was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

House Under Snow is the story of the Crane family, told by the middle daughter Anna. I think Jill Bialosky has true talent as a writer as she succinctly captures the emotions and pains that her characters experience. This story is a look at Lilly Crane, the mother, who is leading a life of depression after she loses her husband when he is only 30, and how Lilly attempts to go on with life and raise her three daughters, Ruthie, Anna & Louisa. I think the negative to this book is that all it is about is a huge cycle of dysfunction, which some may find rather depressing and the ending left me somewhat unsatisfied.

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House Under Snow - Jill Bialosky.

Anna Crane, soon to be married, reflects back on her childhood in Ohio during the 1960s and '70s with her two sisters and her charismatic, self-destructing mother. House Under Snow - Jill Bialosky. in writing from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an .

A debut novel by poet Bialosky (Wanting a Child, 1998) about a. .

A debut novel by poet Bialosky (Wanting a Child, 1998) about a young woman's attempt to come to terms with her unhappy childhood. A debut novel by poet Bialosky (Wanting a Child, 1998) about a young woman’s attempt to come to terms with her unhappy childhood. Anna Crane is going to be married.

A first novel by an acclaimed American poet, House Under Snow is a story of mothers and daughters, of sexual identity, of a family slowly disintegrating after the premature death of its patriarch. Anna Crane, soon to be married, reflects back on her childhood in Ohio during the 1960s and '70s with her two sisters and her charismatic, self-destructing mother. Evoking the claustrophobia of small-town life, Anna's first passionate love affair with a troubled boy who works as a groom and trainer at a horse track, and her mother's endless stream of suitors and a failed marriage, the novel races toward a chilling conclusion when Anna is betrayed by the two most important figures in her young life. Not since Alice McDermott's That Night has there been such a telling portrait of first love. And not since Mona Simpson's Anywhere But Here have we witnessed the destructive, seductive nature of a mother who insists on competing with her children. An unforgettable tale of the power and vulnerability of sex and family, history and the past, House Under Snow is a lyrical and brilliant fictional debut.
Reviews about House Under Snow (7):
Envias
wasn't that thrilled with it. kind of depressing.
JoJolar
This was a captivating read. One that was very difficult to put down. It's the story of love, loss, and abandonment, told through the voice of Anna Crane. The story is told in a series of flashbacks, some when she's a child, others when she's a teenager, and finally when she's an adult.

Anna and her two sisters live with their lost mother Lilly in Ohio. Their father was killed when they were very young and Lilly hasn't been the same since. She's very recluse, and quite, hardly ever leaving the house and only spending time with her three girls. Then one day she decides things need to change. She begins dating, and for the next three years a steady stream of men are in and out of their home.

The girls (still only children) are not happy about this new arrangement, and begin to lose respect for their mother. Years go by, along with a new step-father, and Lilly seems only to be sinking deeper and deeper into herself. The girls at this point don't know what to do with her. Ruthie, the oldest, leaves to live with their aunt, and Anna, and Louise (the youngest) are left alone with her. Meanwhile Anna is struggling with her own demons in a very unhealthy teenage romance with her boyfriend Austin.

The story closes with her mother committing the ultimate betrayal against Anna, and her battle with herself to forgive, and look at her mother for who she is, a lost soul, floating from one day to the next never real aware of her actions. I definitely recommend this book. It's an enchanting look at what tragedy, death, and loneliness can to do the human spirit. I'll most certainly be keeping an eye out for more from this talented author.
Groll
House Under Snow is about Anna Crane, a woman who is going to be married soon and reflects back on her childhood in the 1960s and 1970s in Ohio. While Anna was growing up, her father dies while she's very little and after his death the whole family begins to fall apart piece by piece and bit by bit. Ruthie, Anna's sister, is leaving to go live with their aunt rose because she can't stand their mother Lilly. Anna is trying to get through her teenage years in one piece and choose between her family and her feelings for Austin Cooper, her boyfriend. Lilly after her husband Lawrence's death was lonely and afraid. After a year or two of mourning she decides to go about dating many, many men and this takes its toll on the girls. It's a great read and it definitely keeps you on your toes as it nears the end of the book.
Hanad
House Under Snow is the story of the Crane family, told by the middle daughter Anna. This story is a look at Lilly Crane, the mother, who is leading a life of depression after she loses her husband when he is only 30, and how Lilly attempts to go on with life and raise her three daughters, Ruthie, Anna & Louisa.
Unfortunately for Lilly, she can't seem to recover from her husband's death, and thus creates a very dysfunctional home life for her 3 girls. I think Jill Bialosky has true talent as a writer as she succinctly captures the emotions and pains that her characters experience. I think the negative to this book is that all it is about is a huge cycle of dysfunction, which some may find rather depressing and the ending left me somewhat unsatisfied. That aside, it was an easy and entertaining book to read, the writing was well done, and I would certainly read other books by this author.
Bulace
Lilly is the epitome of a damaged woman whose actions are cruel and who is not even aware of the sorrow she inflicts on her daughters. I read this in a fit of absorption- I just had to know what would happen to Anna and her sisters. Lilly is utterly fascinating and maddening at once. The author is genius at writing about a time and place, with fantastic details. i do think she writes very self-consciously, in hyper poetic prose. I still think this novel is a treasure.
Steel_Blade
I enjoyed this book. The story line was easy to follow and the characters were easy to get to know and like/dislike.
It makes you stop and wonder just how many kids are surviving in the same dysfuntion the Crane girls grew up in.
Great book to take on a plane or read before going to bed, as it's easy to pick up and start again.
Goldendragon
I am in the middle of this one right now. The characters seem realistic, particularly the mother, Lilly and the feelings of Anna the daughter with regard to her mother- BUT, this is a tad of a slow moving book for my taste. Certain themes keep cropping up over and over, and I'm not sure where the book is headed. I still have 100 pages to go, s maybe it will pick up. So far it's average. I just finished "The Lovely Bones" though and that's a tough act to follow.
Being a teenage girl, I identify with most novels that have young narrators. The plot may seem predictable, but it is an awesome book. Nicely written, it definitely held my attention. Throughout it, I kind of knew her boyfriend was using her, but the ending was still tragic for me. I also recommend Prep, another great teenage novel.

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