“Boy Snow Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi

This novel had been sitting on my shelf unread for a while, so when a bookclub I’m in chose it for one of our reads, I was enthusiastic to do so. I’d heard great things about it and that it’s inspired by the Snow White fairytale, so I thought the book sounded promising. But unfortunately, the story wasn’t as outstanding as I thought it would be.


Historical Fiction; Magical Realism; Literary





Goodreads summary

The widely acclaimed novel that brilliantly recasts the Snow White fairy tale as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity.

In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman.

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The Friday Face-Off: Green With Envy

The Friday Face-Off is a bookish meme hosted by Books by Proxy that compares book covers to decide which is best. Those interested must select a book with a cover that matches the week’s theme and compare it to an alternate cover (the Face-Off). At the end of the post, a winner should be declared.

That’s just a quick run-down of the instructions. Visit Books by Proxy’s blog for more details.

This week’s theme:

Green with envy

A cover which is predominantly green

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