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Mind of Winter

de Laura Kasischke

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"On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens, the fragments of a nightmare--something she must write down--floating on the edge of her consciousness. Something followed them from Russia. On another Christmas morning thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric were in Siberia to meet the sweet, dark-haired Rapunzel they desperately wanted. How they laughed at the nurses of Pokrovka Orphanage #2 with their garlic and their superstitions, and ignored their gentle warnings. After all, their fairy princess Tatiana--baby Tatty--was perfect. As the snow falls, enveloping the world in its white silence, Holly senses that something is not right, has not been right in the years since they brought their daughter--now a dangerously beautiful, petulant, sometimes erratic teenager--home. There is something evil inside this house. Inside themselves. How else to explain the accidents, the seemingly random and banal misfortunes. Trixie, the cat. The growth on Eric's hand. Sally the hen, their favorite, how the other chickens turned on her. The housekeeper, that ice, a bad fall. The CDs scratched, every one. But Holly must not think of these things. She and Tatiana are all alone. Eric is stuck on the roads and none of their guests will be able to make it through the snow. With each passing hour, the blizzard rages and Tatiana's mood darkens, her behavior becoming increasingly disturbing and frightening. Until, in every mother's worst nightmare, Holly finds she no longer recognizes her daughter"--… (més)
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Kind of a white people book... I mainly felt really sorry for the adoptive daughter, Tatiana, whose mother, the protagonist, was reacting to what seemed some pretty run-of-the-mill teen angst with "Something followed them home from Siberia..." In a way, the book can be read as a meditation on what happens when writers don't write. The mother is always talking with! lots! of ! exclamation! points! about how she wants to be, should be, thinks about writing. But I didn't get past 60 pages of what was a pretty boring story that promised a lot more than it delivered. ( )
  MaximusStripus | Jul 7, 2020 |
Reading along I think, wait a minute: Is this a simple story about a harried mother and daughter learning valuable lessons about love? Or... is it actually a story of a mentally ill mother with an unhealthy obsession with her perfectly normal daughter? Or wait, is this a story about a mentally ill daughter and a perfectly normal mother? Am I normal? Am I as bad a housekeeper as the protagonist in this story? Haven't I also neglected to wash the kitchen floor lately? Haven't I also been amazed about the unpleasantly graphic nature of raw red meat? Did that scene just happen with the knife?

Miraculously by the end all questions are answered except maybe about my kitchen floor. Wow! This hit a sweet spot for me, making me quite suspicious of my own instincts along the way in the way only a great book about paranoia can. The novel was suspenseful and well told. ( )
  poingu | Feb 22, 2020 |
Mind of Winter is the most surreal, captivating tale of a mother and daughter IÛªve ever read. Aspects of the relationship, sometimes fraught, sometimes heartbreakingly tender, are captured and held up to the light like a prism. I LOVED this book by Laura Kasischke. It will haunt me for a long long time. ( )
  KellyFordon | Mar 6, 2019 |
Late one Christmas morning, Holly Judge wakes up with a sudden epiphany: Something has followed them home from Russia -- where thirteen years ago she and her husband Eric adopted their now-teenaged daughter Tatiana. When a severe snowstorm isolates Holly and Tatty at home, holiday celebration gives way to family drama and a gradually-unfolding mystery, and Holly learns that memories don't stay buried forever.

A haunting page-turner with a shocker of a twist and ending. (Yet in retrospect I felt all the clues where there...which made it especially delicious!) Highly recommended. ( )
  chaosfox | Feb 22, 2019 |
Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle 2014
  guyotvillois | Oct 15, 2018 |
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"On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly Judge awakens, the fragments of a nightmare--something she must write down--floating on the edge of her consciousness. Something followed them from Russia. On another Christmas morning thirteen years ago, she and her husband Eric were in Siberia to meet the sweet, dark-haired Rapunzel they desperately wanted. How they laughed at the nurses of Pokrovka Orphanage #2 with their garlic and their superstitions, and ignored their gentle warnings. After all, their fairy princess Tatiana--baby Tatty--was perfect. As the snow falls, enveloping the world in its white silence, Holly senses that something is not right, has not been right in the years since they brought their daughter--now a dangerously beautiful, petulant, sometimes erratic teenager--home. There is something evil inside this house. Inside themselves. How else to explain the accidents, the seemingly random and banal misfortunes. Trixie, the cat. The growth on Eric's hand. Sally the hen, their favorite, how the other chickens turned on her. The housekeeper, that ice, a bad fall. The CDs scratched, every one. But Holly must not think of these things. She and Tatiana are all alone. Eric is stuck on the roads and none of their guests will be able to make it through the snow. With each passing hour, the blizzard rages and Tatiana's mood darkens, her behavior becoming increasingly disturbing and frightening. Until, in every mother's worst nightmare, Holly finds she no longer recognizes her daughter"--

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