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The Best Books to Read in a Snowstorm!

By Becky Ferreira Jan 30, 2014

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Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Pamuk won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature, and Snow is a great example of why he's considered such a master craftsman. It's about a Turkish poet who returns to his homeland after a sojourn in Germany. Ostensibly, he comes back to write about a spike in suicides among teenage girls, but deep down, he's hoping to reconnect with the recently-divorced woman of his dreams. The result is a complex and disquieting ball of literary weirdness that never quite goes where you think it will. Turns out they don't give the Nobel away for nothing!

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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