Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

When the Snow Fell

When the Snow Fell Cover

When the Snow Fell

By Henning Mankell

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385734974, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009


Joel Gustafson’s journey toward becoming a man continues.

As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year’s Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making new resolutions—three, to be exact.

As the winter days pass, life becomes ever more complicated. Joel has questions and the answers don’t necessarily come easily, but he is determined to keep his resolutions—for his father, for himself, and for their future.

In this companion novel to A Bridge to the Stars and Shadows in the Twilight, readers follow Joel’s journey as he realizes along the way that it will require determination, strength, and valor to truly become a man.

About the Author
Henning Mankell is the prizewinning and internationally acclaimed author of novels for both adults and young people.

Praise For When the Snow Fell

Starred Review, Booklist, October 1, 2009:
"So honest about emotions, especially in a story filled with action"