Have you seen The Snow Child?

I recently received my first copies of the U.S. (left) and UK (right) editions of The Snow Child.

Dear first readers,

Monday morning, after running some errands in town, I drove by Fireside Books. The shop was closed and the lights off, but something caught my eye — in the front window, dozens of copies of my novel The Snow Child.

I thought  I might be imagining it, so I drove around the block and slowed down as I went by again. It was true! The books had arrived!

The official release date here in the United States is Feb. 1, but the publisher began shipping in the past week or two and so the books are arriving a few days ahead of schedule.

In the past week, I’ve gotten reports from people across the country who have spotted The Snow Child. My grandmother’s dear friend in Florida reported her copy had arrived. Good friends in Washington State tweeted they were beginning to read the book. And a bookseller friend in Chicago shared a photo of The Snow Child on display at the Barnes & Noble he manages.

Yesterday at Fireside Books, I signed copies for customers as they came in the door, and other copies that will soon be shipped off to Montana, New York, and Kodiak, Alaska.

The release date for the UK edition has been moved up to Feb. 1, so soon it will be appearing there as well.

So now I’d love to hear from you. Have you had a Snow Child sighting? Did you spy it in your neighborhood bookstore? Did a copy arrive in your mailbox?






20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tamara
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 08:51:33

    In my hot little hands in Laramie, WY!! (They must’ve shipped early.)

  2. Mary Beth
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 09:07:26

    Yes! I’m in Pittsburg, KS and my gorgeous review copy has arrived. I about hyperventilated when I slid it out of the package!

  3. Shirley
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 09:13:25

    My sister in California received her copy last week, and Jim picked my copy up at Fireside yesterday. I have already started reading it and I love it.

  4. subhanzein
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 12:01:18

    Congratulations! The feeling must be inexpressible! 🙂

    Warm regards from Down Under.


  5. Joan Grenier
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 14:27:51

    Arrived today in South Hadley, MA at the Odyssey Bookshop!

    • Eowyn Ivey
      Jan 25, 2012 @ 16:38:38

      Hello Joan! It was wonderful to meet you in New Orleans, and great to see you here now. I’m so tickled that the book has arrived there. I hope your customers enjoy it!

  6. Marielena
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 03:33:57

    I’m so excited for you, Eowyn. Congratulations! I hope your followers will stop by our blog, “Birth of a Novel,” to read the wonderful interview you gave us.

  7. Josh
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 05:08:39

    I live in Pittsburgh and I bought a copy on Monday of this week (January 23)

  8. Bernadette
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 10:37:19

    Greetings from Ireland. Just read the preview provided by Waterstones and am now really looking forward to the rest. Congratulations on being one of the Waterstones 11. The UK cover is beautiful.

  9. Joe
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 15:23:28

    Congratulations on the release of The Snow Child. Just picked up my pre-ordered copy at a local Barnes & Noble here in Baltimore,Maryland. They have copies of The Snow Child stacked on the “New Arrivals” display table.

  10. Jane H. James
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:10:40

    Welcome to the Southwest! Your book is here in the Flagstaff Barnes and Noble-congratulations! Jane

  11. Marjorie
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 18:27:38

    Picked up a copy here in Reno, NV! Recommending it to all my friends. Congrats!

  12. Autumn Blues Reviews
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:20:15

    Coming to you from PA. I have received my copy in the mail and am currently reviewing it now:) Congrats on your release!

  13. L'or des chambres
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 04:28:10

    Votre livre a paru en France aussi et je viens de l’acheter !! J’ai hâte de le lire… (ça a l’air magnifique l ‘Alaska !!)

  14. sophiajenner
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 08:34:36

    Hi Eowyn,
    We had lots of copies in our local Waterstones here in Wimbledon. It was ‘book of the month’ over here. I’ve just finished reading it – it was one of the most enchanting books I’ve ever read, and your writing is absolutely beautiful. I look forward to the next one! 🙂

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