"Joe's gone. Don't ask me where, for I'm not knowing. He'll nevermore be back," she said.
Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas - Hardcover, March 30, 2010.
Book description: In 1920, Swandyke - a small town near Colorado's Tenmile Range - is changed forever. Just moments after four o'clock, a large split of snow separates from Jubilee Mountain high above the tiny hamlet and hurtles down the rocky slope, enveloping everything in its path. Meet the residents whose lives the tragedy touches.
A quintessential American voice and a writer of exquisite historical detail, Sandra Dallas illuminates the resilience of the human spirit in her newest novel.
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