Help me find my long lost book.
December 27, 2012 9:42 AM Subscribe
Finding a long lost book with a grey cover and very sparse details.
posted by trogdole to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is my first "find this book!" question. I don't have any hope that we'll actually find it, but I want to give it a shot.
I read this book in around '00 or '01. Fourth or fifth grade for me. But I was reading at a higher level than average, so keep that in mind as well.
The book was, from what I remember, based after an end of the world type scenario. I believe there were aliens that caused it, but I don't know if you find that out til the end. I believe it all took place in winter, possibly an abnormally long winter due to the 'apocalypse'. There were a few survivors that banded together, to try and survive/figure out what happened. I know technology was at a low level, think horses, leather boots, lanterns.
I think the main character was a woman who starts out alone, and finds this group of survivors. They take her in and stuff is normalesque for a while. I honestly don't remember much of the middle of the book. I think something happens though, and the group splits up and some people are killed. It ends up with just the girl and another person are the only ones left, and they're going North, to what they think the source of the problems is. They get there and I think they find aliens, and something with using people's DNA.
I think the cover is grey, maybe a picture of snow or something. I think the title has something to do with snow, or winter, or something but I can't remember for sure. If I remember correctly, the author was related to my teacher. Which leads me to believe that this is not a well known book, making it even harder to find.
Sorry it's so jumbled, it's been so long since I read it, and I only read it once. I'm considering emailing my teacher to ask, if I can find her email. But I'm hesitant to do that because I didn't like her, and she doesn't know me as my current name/etc. So I turn to metafilter first.