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Snow in July: a novel Hardcover – November 1, 2004


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Barbieri entertains with a somewhat clumsily written but plausible coming-of-age story about two sisters, the older of whom, Meghan, is a drug addict with two small children. Barbieri's narrator is 18-year-old Erin, the "responsible" sister, keeper of the family peace, and part-time mender at Funkified, a vintage clothing store in downtown Butte, Montana. Chapters about the agonies of addiction are heartfelt but predictable, as Meghan steals from her family, receives frightening late-night calls from vengeful drug dealers, and takes less-than-stellar care of her children. But a series of insights into a mining-town gone bust, and the limited future of its restless teens, helps save the book. The novel moves swiftly, and Barbieri has a knack for describing sisterly bonds. Although uneven, this story of familial obligations will resonate with readers sensitive to the traumas of addiction and the demands and rewards of loyalty. Rebecca Maksel
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About the Author

Heather Barbieri has been published in numerous anthologies including Leftbank Books and Running Deer Press. She was the winner of the Ian St. James International Short Fiction Award; winner of the James W. Hall Fiction Prize; and winner of the Waller Literature Award. She lives with her husband and three young children in Seattle, Washington. Snow in July is her first novel.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Press (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569473846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569473849
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author of two previous novels, The Lace Makers of Glenmara, and Snow in July, Heather Barbieri has won international prizes for her short fiction. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three children.

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I cried at the end!
marian
It was beautifully written and her character descriptons were realistic.
Mary F. Raptis- Nielsen
Eighteen year old Erin is the narrator of the story.
Kyle J. Lindskog

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ZW on November 3, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this heart-wrenching tale of a love / hate relationship between two sisters. Erin Mulcahy is the younger sister who is faced with the overwhelming responisbility of rescuing her older, drug-addicted sister and her sister's two young daughters. Although there are some dark moments in this story, Montana really comes alive with Ms. Barbieri's colorful description of a small mining town way past it's heyday. Snow in July is a quick, easy read that'll draw you in from the first page to the last!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kyle J. Lindskog on December 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I found "Snow in July" to be an absolutely fabulous novel. I have long been an avid reader, having just finished "The Kite Runner" as well as "The Time Traveler's Wife". I found "Snow in July" to be equally entralling. It is a story of love, acceptance, and betrayal as well as a coming of age story for the younger sister finding her place in the world, as well as within her family. Eighteen year old Erin is the narrator of the story. She is an intelligent girl who has been forced to assume the mantle of maturity due to the circumstances of her older sister's drug addiction.

I highly recommend reading "Snow in July". The author, Heather Barbieri, has done a fine job in profiling the different characters. You could really feel the anquish and dispair in their dialogue when they realized what decisions had to be made. While it is a serious subject matter, there are many moments of humor (i.e. the shop owners), and times of joy. I also found the parallels drawn between the town of Butte, Montana and the pitfalls of the older sister very astute. The mined pits marring the hillsides could be equated to Meghan's 'falling off the wagon', so to say.

Thank you.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linda Jordan on December 3, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I just finished reading Heather Barbieri's book, Snow in July. I found it to be a very engaging and accessible look at a family just trying to do the best that they can in difficult circumstances. Although the story has been told many times before, Ms. Barbieri takes us into the family pain through the eyes of the younger sister. This author has a keen eye for looking at sister issues. She has also written a very accessible book. I would be happy giving it as a gift to my eighty some year old mother-in-law but also my adolescent nieces. I think they all would enjoy the compelling story. Some authors beat you over the head with the addiction issues. They are only part of this story about growing up and leaving home. Can we ever really???
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ali Torrance on February 4, 2005
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Heather Barbieri gives great insight into drug addiction and the effects this has on family life ranging from sibling conflicts to the effects on those born to the addict. The story covers aspects of life from aspirations to that of love both young and old and heart rending decisions any family living with addiction would face. A story that not only will awaken the senses to the individuals early life experiences but to that of a present day affliction felt by many. This story is fictional but well worth the read and should not be missed. I laughed and cryed at many points throughout and a story that should be in any bookworm's permanent collection.
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By shelley wright on August 23, 2013
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Never knew where the book was heading and when I found out it was fascinating. A very satisfying read for me.
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By Gini on July 29, 2013
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Mom and another daughter try to help the addicted sister and her two children. Reality based novel with the 4 year old finally telling grandma what needs to be done. Well written and interesting.
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By marian on May 15, 2013
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Beautiful story, well written. I cried at the end! Very vivid descriptions making me want to go to Alaska! Love it
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