Blizzard is a gripping, lyrical, chilling novella from a fellow Historical Novel Society author, Cindy Rinaman Marsch. As we are preparing to celebrate 4th of July, I think it would be appropriate to post a review of a novella about a brave American family in face of a life-threatening storm.
A homesteading farmer, his pregnant wife, their daughter, and the
grandmother wake to a beautiful winter morning on the prairie. And then
it descends upon them - the infamous Children's Blizzard of 1888. Who
Cindy Rinaman Marsch's "Blizzard" sets a new standard in survival stories. Experience the intimacy of a tight-knit family amidst a natural disaster, with all the lyricism and physicality interwoven. The gorgeous, detailed prose is worthy of Jack London or Hemingway and will evoke the same emotions as "To Build a Fire" and "Old Man and the Sea". This is the opposite of formulaic "survival" stories. This could also be turned into a short art-house film.