A small book that fits in the palm of your hand but carries a big message. Jane Mendelsohn, author of “I Was Amelia Earhart”, describes Glaciers as “a delicate and piercing first novel that is like a vintage dress with a few sequins: charming, understated and glinting with memories of loneliness and love.” Do set aside a rainy afternoon to read this charming book!
“Glaciers, Alexis Smith’s brilliant debut novel, is filled with kaleidoscopic pleasures. Using prose as clear as pure, cold air, Smith moves the narrative vertically as well as horizontally, each ticking minute yielding more insights into a young woman’s life revealed over one single day. The past, present, and imaginary future stream into beautifully unstable geometries: Isabel’s childhood snows from her youth in Alaska are juxtaposed against her adult trip to a vintage thrift store; her hopes for an evening party push against the echoes of war that haunt a young soldier whom she loves. Line by line, in and out of time, this is a haunted, joyful, beautiful book–a true gift.”—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!