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The Winter People: A Novel

By Jennifer McMahon

The Winter People: A Novel

Started reading:
3rd July 2014
Finished reading:
10th July 2014

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Review & Quotes

Rating: Unrated

“If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow?”

Strange thriller, ghost story… “Winter people?” “The people who are stuck between here and there, waiting. It reminds me of winter, how everything is all pale and cold and full of nothing, and all you can do is wait for spring.”

Other quotes I liked…

“You must never argue with a person experiencing an episode of madness. It will only serve to make matters worse.” location 566
“Part of the trick to finding a lost thing,” her mother once told her, “is discovering all the places it’s not.” location 831
when the work was going well things just fell into place, as if by magic. It was the artist’s job to open herself up, let herself be guided to whatever the next step might be. location 1243
“Young Reverend Ayers looks at a lake and sees only his own reflection in it; that is what God is to him. He does not see the creatures that live down deep, the dragonflies that hover, the frog on the lily pad.” Auntie’s face was full of pity and scorn as she shook her head and spat tobacco juice again. “His heart and mind are closed to the true beauty of the lake, the place where all its magic lies.” location 1549
death is not an ending, but a beginning. That the dead cross over to the world of the spirits and are surrounding us still.” location 1569