Last August, we visited the Bend, Oregon area for the first time. It was so beautiful we planned a return trip in the spring with the hopes of being able to snowshoe at higher elevations and hike at the lower. We made the return trip last weekend, staying in Sunriver this time. And of course, as soon as we picked our lodging, I knew that the Sunriver branch of the Deschutes Public Library would be on my list of places to visit!
There was a little bit more snow at the lower elevations than we had bargained for, but it was still a great long weekend trip. When we walked into the cozy library after the morning mile-ish walk in the light snow, I was thrilled to see that the DPL’s A Novel Idea…Read Together 2013 book is The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. I read this book through the Maiden Voyage Book Club from Elliot Bay Book Company last year and it’s a complete, haunting and bittersweet, delight. It’s also the perfect story for the spring season in a place like Sunriver and Bend…I won’t share too many details of the book to prevent spoilers, but the cycle of the snow and seasons is an important element.
Tickets for the author’s event in Bend in early May are already sold out and I’m definitely looking forward to her next book!